Exclusion from free education system is serious issue

KCNA COMMENTRAY

Japan's mean nature has been revealed in the world's eyes once again.

It is going to exclude the facilities for upbringing children of foreign schools including the schools of Koreans in Japan from the system of free infant education and upbringing that was introduced in May.

This intolerable act of national discrimination is an unprecedented fascist one aimed to stamp out the national identity of the Koreans in Japan.

It is a widely known fact that the Japanese reactionaries have long maneuvered in a mean way by stopping the disbursement of educational aid funds and excluding Korean high schools from the system of free education for high school students with a purpose to stamp out national education, lifeline of the movement of Koreans in Japan.

But it is the first time they have stretched the dark tentacles even to innocent kindergarten children.

Due to such vicious moves of the Japanese politicians, parents of children attending Korean schools are only left to face extremely unfair and heavy financial burdens of paying more consumption tax only to be excluded from the "free infant education and upbringing" that relies on the tax.

This is a revelation of the sordid intention to pressure the economic life of Koreans in Japan on purpose, undermine the national education of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and, furthermore, take Koreans in Japan away from the homeland and Chongryon.

The national education of Koreans in Japan is an inviolable national right as it is quite just in view of the historical background of the Koreans in Japan and the universally acknowledged principle on the education of overseas citizens.

The international convention on abolishing all forms of racial discrimination adopted in UN in 1965 also termed any forms of discrimination, rejection and restriction on the excuses of family line and nationality racial discrimination, and branded organizations encouraging such acts and those affiliated to it as international criminals.

The Japanese reactionaries are a group of morally depraved and lawless ruffians who do not bother to trample elementary humanitarianism and humanity in order to meet their dirty political purpose.

The issue of excluding Korean children from the system of free education and upbringing is an issue related to the stand and attitude toward overseas citizens of sovereign states and, furthermore, a serious political issue related to the attitude of the Japanese authorities to the DPRK, before a simple financial issue of giving monetary support to the parents of Korean children.

The criminal state Japan calls for dialogue in front but behind the scene, it grinds its teeth to do harm to the DPRK and Chongryon. This is Japan's true nature.

The Korean people and the international community now hardly repress the towering grudge at the Japanese authorities following in the footsteps of the brigandish Japanese imperialists who committed the unethical crimes of ruthlessly encroaching upon the right to existence and the right to development of Koreans in Japan, to say nothing of their inviolable right to national education during the colonial fascist rule over Korea in the last century.

The Japanese reactionaries must ponder over the catastrophic consequences from their dirty anti-DPRK and anti-Chongryon moves, and stop the reckless farce.

(KCNA -  August 21, 2019)