CAOC fires on Japanese moves against overseas Koreans

STATEMENT
By DPRK CAOC

The Committee for Aiding Overseas Compatriots of the DPRK issued a statement on Monday to denounce Japan which is dead set again on the policy of oppressing and obliterating the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and Koreans in Japan though it had called for "dialogue with the DPRK without precondition".

As already reported, the Japanese authorities will put into practice the measure of free expenses for all 3-5 year-old children at infant education and childcare facilities, including kindergartens and nurseries, from October 1, according to the "law on support to upbringing children" with "free infant education and child upbringing" as its content adopted at the Diet on May 10.

What matters is that the Japanese authorities openly express their intention to exclude the infant classes of Korean schools from the support system and work hard to do it.

Lurking behind the Japanese reactionaries' moves to exclude the infant classes of Korean schools from the support system for infant education and child upbringing is their cunning and wicked politically-motivated attempt to frustrate the national education for Koreans in Japan and cast a dark shadow on the future development of the Korean community in Japan.

As clear as noonday is the ulterior motive of the Japanese reactionaries who are hell-bent on their moves to enforce the unprecedented discriminatory policy against infants and preschool children of Koreans in Japan.

Their purpose is to tear the rising generations of Koreans in Japan away from the DPRK and Chongryon and assimilate and naturalize them in order to stamp out the Korean community in Japan.

In view of historical and moral obligation and duty, the Japanese authorities should include the infant classes of Korean schools in the support system ahead of others.

But they openly discriminate against the infants in the prime of learning mother tongue and exclude them from the system, indifferent to reflection on their past crimes and moral obligation for them, under the pretext that they are Koreans residing in Japan. This is the most mean and shameless crime which can be committed only by political dwarfs of the island nation.

The DPRK will never remain a passive onlooker to the Japanese reactionaries' ever-cunning and ever-vicious poor and slush moves to crack down and obliterate Chongryon and Koreans in Japan.

(KCNA -  August 19, 2019)