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Ethnic North Korean Schools in Japan Face Ever-Hostile Situation

Written by Lee Yoo Eun On 20 February 2014 @ 12:38 pm | 1 Comment

In East Asia, Education, English, Ethnicity & Race, Japan, Korean, LANGUAGES, Migration & Immigration, North Korea, Quick Reads, South Korea, TOPICS, TYPE, WORLD

Koreans living in Japan [1]‘ is a vague word glueing very different groups together under the same umbrella term. Based on their affiliation to North/South Korea and the timing of diaspora (whether it happened before/after the Japanese imperial rule during the World War 2 ear), each sub-group goes by a different name, sharing little similarities. Stark division between them is once again solidified by education system; North Koreans in Japan attend a special ethnic school that resembles ones that are in North Korea. Markus Bell, after visiting one North Korean school in Japan, wrote an extensive report [2] on multiple threats those schools face, with some background information about the concerned ethnic group, as the financial help from their home country has been significantly reduced and also funding from the Japanese government was recently cut off. 

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[1] Koreans living in Japan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koreans_in_Japan

[2] an extensive report: http://markusbell.weebly.com/1/post/2013/12/keeping-north-korean-in-japan.html

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