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Major Korean junior high school, cut off from aid, to close in March

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Good news.

14 ( +17 / -3 )

So the Japanese had to fork the money to private schools whose priorities are to teach / preserve the language and culture of their #1 enemy who swore to destroy their country?

17 ( +21 / -4 )

I object - students of parents who've been here for generations

had no choice being born there, should be given every opportunity

to have discrimination-free educations.

-8 ( +9 / -17 )

Wait... 'pro-Pyongyang schools'? How is that even allowed to be a thing? And they're surprised that they are losing their funding??

19 ( +23 / -4 )

In the States they have Japanese Saturday schools. They're private and cost fees but they teach Japanese language and culture. The Pro-Pongyang students can have something similar.

The schools they're going to now support a regime that've kidnapped and not returned Japanese nationals. Not to mention that they've also threaten "to turn Japan into a sea of flames".

These unfortunate kids aren't going to get any more financial nor moral support from the Japanese.

15 ( +18 / -3 )

Can they attend public schools?

12 ( +12 / -0 )

I don't have a problem with a Korean school in general, like Speed said above, in the US, there are weekend schools for just about every major ethnic group, though these are private schools and not government funded. But I don't understand how there can be an openly pro-pyonyang school that expects to be paid for by the Japanese. That would be like the US government paying for a private school that teaches you how to join ISIS.

21 ( +22 / -1 )

should have closed them earlier

15 ( +17 / -2 )

I object - students of parents who've been here for generations, had no choice being born there, should be given every opportunity, to have discrimination-free educations.

The parents had a choice to take Japanese citizenship or go back to Korea, or stay and keep their special status.

There are plenty of "private" schools in Japan that receive ZERO funding from MEXT or the government, these operators COULD do the same.

Ending discrimination comes with accepting diversity, change has come slowly, but it is happening, and I share THAT from experience.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

As an outsider, I can only ask why Pro-Pyongyang schools are even allowed to exist in japan where Japanese have been known to have been kidnapped by Pyongyang agents? If they are Pro-Seoul or Pro-South Korean schools, they will be supported, seeing as how popular K-Pop & K-Drama are amongst young Japanese.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

These people chose not to return to North Korea. From 1950 to 1970 some 90,000 Koreans chose and returned to North Korea. These schools are the remnants of those who remained in Japan and did not choose to become South Koreans. There is no intention of integration on their part as they worship the Kims and believe their "homeland" is a worker's paradise.....while living in prosperity in Japan. It boggles the mind how they got any funding from the J-govt in the first place.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Great, there is no reason for a pro north Korean school to exist in Japan in the first places... all of the 66 such schools should be shutdown and demolished.

If parents of these students want to keep living in Japan, they should be attending standard Japanese education or private neutral education.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

That would be like the US government paying for a private school that teaches you how to join ISIS.

Well...........

5 ( +5 / -0 )

extanker

I promise you there are no North Korean schools in the US.

This isn’t a regular issue, and can’t be compared to say, a war zone or refugee situation. I don’t know of any country who allows institutions of another nation who says they are its sworn enemy, vow to kill all its people, and shoot missiles over it.

If you know of any then you would have an example.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

There’s no logical reason for a publicly funded NK school to exist in Japan given the current situation, except such a generous act of separating saber tooth rattling from education and innocent students can make a difference in averting war.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

They are not being forced to shut down.

They have the option to stay open, by cutting their links with the sworn enemy of Japan, aiming to teach a global curriculum, one that looks at all sides of specific world problems.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

They are children brought up in Japan. They live here and have a right.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Shame on Japan. They'll open schools and subsidise them if they are runs by friends of Abe, but if it'll further the propaganda machine here, who cares about the children born and raised here, right?

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

get your aid from North Korea

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Shame on Japan. They'll open schools and subsidise them if they are runs by friends of Abe,

They will subsidize public schools that follow curriculums approved by the Monkagakusho.

Private and exclusive schools don’t receive govt funding.

Zainichi children have the option of attending public school. Some do, but some choose to stay loyal to the Kim regime.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

should have closed them earlier

No PM had the courage to look "anti-Korean" before the Kims started lobbing missiles at us.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I think they had to make own HS because Jaoanese HS do not accept Koreans. And Jr Hs i

in Japan is just extension of elementary school.

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

The majority of Japanese have own Jr. Hs and public jr hs graduates are usually don't have chance to be accepted. This iis another reasooon many adult Japanese re uneducated. And suddenly. Poll for Abe is up because Abe want Article 17 applies to all Japanese.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

These people chose not to return to North Korea. From 1950 to 1970 some 90,000 Koreans chose and returned to North Korea. These schools are the remnants of those who remained in Japan and did not choose to become South Koreans. There is no intention of integration on their part as they worship the Kims and believe their "homeland" is a worker's paradise.....while living in prosperity in Japan. It boggles the mind how they got any funding from the J-govt in the first place.

And how did they come to Japan in the first place, when forced migrated as slave labor they had no choice, those who choose not to go back had already settled in Japan, and they are integrated, just like any other foreigner do not want to loose there identity.

And why they get funding, well you have to go back to the WWII era, majority of the casualties at hiroshima and nagasaki were korean slave labor's.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Great news. They can have their own saturday school self-fund to teach about great leader and some languaje.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Having decided to clamp down on examples of open sedition, I’m looking forward to an announcement soon that the pachinko and sarakin loan sharking industries, both known for having strong links with the Koreas, have been selected for special audits too. And that in the event any of these organizations are shown to have an affiliation with North Korea, prompt action is taken to shut them down.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Not necessarily pro. N Korean. Any Koreans. Wealthy Koreans can send their children to Japanese high schools. But a majority attend Jr high with low income and under achiever students. Establisheed HS do boot accept students from such public Jr hs. They were born in Japan. They are Japanese. But they will go through Japanese school. system.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

extanker

I promise you there are no North Korean schools in the US.

I'm was not talking about the US. The article states that there are pro-Pyongyang Korean schools losing funding. That is what I was talking about. How on earth could a school promoting a regime that admittedly kidnaps and terrorizes Japanese citizens be allowed to exist, let alone have received government funding?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

You guys are nooot Jjapanese. Don't be conceited Japan treat you better than they do to. Koreans. Naturalized people are called Kikajin. For exGI's families, .... Don't be conceited.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Excellent news! Close every last damn one of them down and deport the sleeper agents back to their beloved NK

6 ( +6 / -0 )

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