Japanese authorities' heinous discrimination against Korean children in Japan

STATEMENT
By DLAK Spokesperson

A spokesperson for the Democratic Lawyers Association of Korea on Wednesday made public a statement:

The Japanese authorities eventually excluded kindergartens of Korean schools from the "program for free education and upbringing of children" which has been enforced from Oct. 1.

Abe regime committed a heinous crime against humanity in which it excluded kindergartens of Korean schools from the "program for free education and upbringing of children" for the mere reason that the kindergartens of Korean schools teach Korean, not Japanese.

The Japanese reactionaries' recent atrocious act, the extension of their hostile policy towards the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), clearly shows their vicious prejudice and discrimination against Koreans in Japan.

The Democratic Lawyers Association of Korea strongly denounces the heinous discrimination by the Japanese authorities recklessly trampling down the right of the Korean children in Japan to study and their valuable dream, as a grave provocation against the DPRK and Chongryon and an open challenge to international law.

If the Japanese authorities persist in discriminating and oppressing the children of Koreans in Japan, failing to face up to the trend of the times, they will certainly meet the severe revenge of the Korean people and stern judgment by history.

The Japanese authorities should seriously reflect on their brutal and illegal state crime ruthlessly trampling down the national right and dignity of Chongryon and Koreans in Japan and leaving a scar in the minds of Korean children and unconditionally roll back their measure without delay.

(KCNA - October 23, 2019)