Well, depends on what you mean by completely. Yes, the Ainu were forced to take Japanese names, and there was a lot of intermarriage, much like among our Eastern Native American tribes in the US, which is why you find blue-eyed blonds on the membership rolls of many Eastern tribes. But there ARE still pure-blooded Ainu in Japan, and I own a book that teaches the Ainu language to Japanese-speaking young people.
I dispute the idea that you have to be "pure-blooded" to be a member of an ethnic group. That's because if you go back far enough, there is no such thing as "pure-blooded". One's appearance does NOT necessarily reflect one's ancestry. Going back to the group I know best, many (but not all) Ashkenazic Jews LOOK European, but genetic study after study has found that they share more common ancestry with Arabs than with Europeans. Ethnically and culturally, they are still Jews, in spite of having genetic admixture behind them. So why do you refuse the same right to mixed-race people who identify as Ainu?
Your interpretation of what I mean is correct. And I am saying as a result of multi-national immigration in US and the civil rights movement we dont have those ancient antipathies that the cobbled countries have, at least not to the same extent. Further, based on our fundamental division there may come a time when this idea gains currency.
I like it Wanderer.
On the other hand you will have provided the best of all possible targets for terrorists. And think of the international outcry for further destruction. Nothing unifies disparate forces like hatred!