A Familiar Story
Mysteriously Ancient Origins
It does make some sense. If the Ainu are the descendants of an ancient people that predated modern Japanese society, and the Jōmon were an ancient people who predated modern Japanese society then… well, there’s your answer, right? One of the other main pieces of evidence in favor is the fact that both cultures are/were primarily hunter-gatherers — there was very little evidence that either practiced widespread agriculture.
Ainu People Finally to Get Recognition as Indigenous People