Japan blasted for discrimination against Korean children

STATEMENT
By DPRK Education Commission

The Education Commission of the DPRK issued a statement on Wednesday to denounce the Japanese authorities for their desperate moves to exclude the Korean children in Japan from the free infant education and upbringing system.

The statement said that the Japanese authorities' behavior constitutes an illegal act and flagrant violation of human rights as it goes against international law such as the convention on the rights of the children which specifies that children should be provided with maximum benefits and financial support, and also against the spirit of "the law on support to upbringing children" instituted by Japan for all the children.

It condemned their behavior as an extension of the vicious hostile policy towards the DPRK which has been enforced for a long time and a base and childish act of violating the right of Koreans in Japan to national education.

All the facts clearly show that the Japanese reactionaries are the herd of heinous barbarians bereft of any common sense, reason and elementary morality, the statement said, and continued:

If the Japanese authorities think they can use the issue of national education of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and Koreans in Japan as a means for political and diplomatic pressure, while paying lip service to "dialogue with the DPRK without precondition", they are sadly mistaken.

The Japanese authorities must stop the unreasonable discrimination against Korean children in Japan at once and shoulder the responsibility for all the consequences to be entailed by it.

The statement expressed expectation and belief that the Japanese people of different social standings who value justice, truth, democracy and human rights and the international community would become increasingly vocal in condemning the Japanese authorities' outrageous act.

(KCNA -  August 21, 2019)