The Ainu minority has long suffered discrimination. The Japanese government in the 19th century banned them from practising their customs and using their language. Although there has been gradual change, the Ainu say much more needs to be done.
With consumption of the famed meat known for its melt-in-the-mouth tenderness and marbled fat on the decline in Japan, producers are looking overseas to boost sales instead.
Macron said he had discussed with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the situation surrounding the arrest of Franco-Brazilian-Lebanese executive, Carlos Ghosn.
The president of Japan's Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under formal investigation in France and was indicted over "active corruption" in connection with bribes on Japan's bid to host the Olympics.
Earlier Tokyo prosecutors filed two new charges of financial misconduct against Carlos Ghosn.
A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday as Tokyo's new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late last year, held its first pre-dawn New Year's auction.
The crash occurred on Takeshita Dori, a road well known to tourists and pop culture and fashion fans that runs right by Meiji Shrine in Harajuku, Shibuya ward.
Japanese stocks plunged Tuesday and other Asian markets declined following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by Trump's attack on the US central bank and political chaos in Washington.
Tokyo District Court says Nissan Motor Co. executive Greg Kelly, who was detained and charged with underreporting the income of his boss, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, will be released on 70 million yen ($635,600) bail.
The move by the court comes as Tokyo prosecutors continue to grill the automobile tycoon over allegations that he shifted a personal investment loss worth more than $16 million to the Japanese automaker.
Some discussions about compensating Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the public eye were not confined to the Japanese carmaker, but also included Renault executives. Ghosn was arrested on November 19 in Japan on suspicion of fraud.
The marines were conducting "regularly scheduled training" when the crash occurred around 2 a.m. local time, the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force said in a statement.
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