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Japanese Authorities’ Discrimination Against Korean Schools in Japan Protested

Japan-resident Koreans and Japanese citizens continue to stage actions in protest against the Japanese authorities’ discrimination against the Korean schools in Japan and their violation of human rights.

In February last the UN human rights special rapporteurs in a joint letter warned the Japanese authorities who excluded the students of Korea University from the list of those to be paid the fund for support to the students concerning the spread of the novelcorona virus infection, and strongly demanded correction of their discrimination.

At that time, however, the Japanese authorities justified their act that excluded the students of Korea University from the support.

The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Ministry of Foreign Affairs are still making nonsenses and excluding the Japan-resident Koreans from support.

Enraged by it, the students and teaching staff of Korea University and representatives of the National Network Supporting the Korean Schools, a solidarity organization of civic bodies of Japan, held a meeting in the Hall of Members of the House of Councillors in Tokyo on September 7.

Read out at a press conference were the letters of request addressed to the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Foreign Minister demanding them implement the purpose of the joint letter of the UN human rights special rapporteurs who called for correcting the discrimination against the students of Korea University and ensure impartiality in the enforcement of the support system.

A petition to the UN human rights special rapporteurs was also read out.

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