Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry Denounces Japan for National Discrimination

A spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea made public a press statement on Friday in denunciation of the unfair move of national discrimination now being taken by the Japanese government against the Korean children resident in Japan.

The statement said that it is an extremely unequal and heinous move of national discrimination to exclude from the free-of-charge system the children of the Korean residents in Japan who discharge their consumption tax payment obligation exactly the way the Japanese people do.

It went on:

This unfair discrimination by the Japanese reactionaries is a fascist act unprecedented in history, designed to throw all the Korean residents in Japan into the vortex of national chauvinism and obliterate by all means the nationality within the community of Korean residents in Japan.

This reality explicitly attests to the hypocrisy of the previous remarks occasionally made by the Japanese authorities that they will not be discriminatory but friendly towards the Korean residents in Japan.

Abe regime is especially subjecting the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and the Korean residents in Japan to the political pressure and unfair discrimination in a more cunning and vicious manner, though clamoring for “dialogue without conditions.”

We could never tolerate the attempts to suppress and obliterate with hostility the Chongryon, a legitimate overseas organization of the citizens of our dignified Republic and the Korean residents in Japan, members of our nation, as these attempts constitute the undisguised hostile acts against the DPRK.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will never remain indifferent to the reckless moves of the Japanese government and will take all necessary measures to defend the dignity, rights and interests of our citizens.