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Osaka, Japan, November 25 2016 - At home with the RI’s, a family of 4 « zainichi » residing in Japan for 3 generations. Mr RI is member of the local Chosen Soren (General Association of Korean Residents in Japan with close ties to North Korea) and his wife is doing some consultant work. Both used to work as teachers at Korean schools. Their 2 daughters attend Korean schools (middle school and high school). The 4 of them speak japanese at home.<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’s requests that it fund Korean schools.<br />
Professors at East-Osaka Korean middle school have not been paid for months.<br />
The majority of Koreans in Japan are Zainichi Koreans, often known simply as Zainichi , who are the permanent ethnic Korean residents of Japan. The term "Zainichi Korean" refers only to long-term Korean residents of Japan who trace their roots to Korea under Japanese rule, distinguishing them from the later wave of Korean migrants who came mostly in the 1980s. The estimated population is about 500,000 people. As of 2016, about 90% of them have South Korean nationality and 10% of them are considered by Japanese administration as « Korean » (chosenjin), the word used for korean people before the division between North and South Korea in 1948. The ratio used to be the opposite in the 1950ies.

Osaka, Japan, November 25 2016 - At home with the RI’s, a family of 4 « zainichi » residing in Japan for 3 generations. Mr RI is member of the local Chosen Soren (General Association of Korean Residents in Japan with close ties to North Korea) and his wife is doing some consultant work. Both used to work as teachers at Korean schools. Their 2 daughters attend Korean schools (middle school and high school). The 4 of them speak japanese at home.
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