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The schools are a propaganda entity for Kim's regime. It's like putting a Cuban school backed by the Castros in Florida.

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Robert Dujarric, director of the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies at Temple University in Tokyo, referring to schools for North Korean children in Japan. (Bloomberg)

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So? The U.S. society and its principles are strong enough to welcome all kinds of opinions -- called freedom of speech. Is Japan not in the same position?

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So? The U.S. society and its principles are strong enough to welcome all kinds of opinions -- called freedom of speech. Is Japan not in the same position?

It's not about freedom of speech. It's whether or not these schools are entitled to government subsidies which is the heart of the issue at the moment.

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Not apt, that simile. The Castros are not to Cuba what the Kims are to North Korea.

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They must be good if they can find any positive propaganda for the DPRK and Kim regime.

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It's not about freedom of speech. It's whether or not these schools are entitled to government subsidies which is the heart of the issue at the moment.

nigelboy -- really -- show me anywhere in the quote that "government subsidies" is even mentioned. As usual, you just want to change the context of the discusiion, because you have no frame of reference at all for the Castro analogy.

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If a kid living in Japan coming from North Korea can't see that what they are going to "teach" them in a school like this and honestly believe the hype, then they deserve what they get and maybe it's good for them to attend. If they can't compare and contrast the lifestyle of what goes on in their country compared to what is happening in Japan, then NK will be around for a long time. I would expect that these kids are probably the "elite" of hte regime who have the chance to get out of the country with their parents and see the world as it is. I would imagine that they would see that even the poor in Japan, probably have it much better than most of their countrymen in NK, including some in the so called elite.

Let them go, and let them believe what they want to do. They will be only marganilzed in the rest of the world will only benefit the powers in charge there and will not have any affect on the rest of Japan.

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From what I've years, most of the students in these schools are descendants of North Koreans, many of whom came from North Korea before the Kim regime was in place. Apparently they aren't following a pro-Kim curriculum.

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