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Osaka, Japan, November 25 2016 - Mr RI Chang-su, member of the soren (General Association of Korean Residents in Japan with close ties to North Korea) in Osaka, talks with the director of East-Osaka Korean middle school (Higashi-Osaka chosen chugakko) in the director’s office. On the wall, a clock with a picture of North Korea former president Kim Jung Il and South Korea former president Kim Tae-jung at Inter-Korean Summit in 2000.<br />
140 Korean schools are operated in Japan, including kindergartens and one university. The schools were initially funded by North Korea, but this money has dried up and the Japanese government has refused the Chosen Soren (General Association of Korean Residents in Japan with close ties to North Korea)’s requests that it fund Korean schools.<br />
Professors at East-Osaka Korean middle school have not been paid for months.

Osaka, Japan, November 25 2016 - Mr RI Chang-su, member of the soren (General Association of Korean Residents in Japan with close ties to North Korea) in Osaka, talks with the director of East-Osaka Korean middle school (Higashi-Osaka chosen chugakko) in the director’s office. On the wall, a clock with a picture of North Korea former president Kim Jung Il and South Korea former president Kim Tae-jung at Inter-Korean Summit in 2000.
140 Korean schools are operated in Japan,...
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