File photo of protesters in Japan holding up banners denouncing the “discrimination and persecution against North Koreans” in 2001. File photo: AP

North Koreans in Japan rally against Shinzo Abe’s move to axe funding for Pyongyang-linked schools

  • In Japan, 10,000 ethnic North Korean pupils are enrolled at an estimated 70 schools associated with the Kim Jong-un regime
  • The North Korean view of the world is taught at these schools, which were set up after World War II for the children of forced labourers
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File photo of protesters in Japan holding up banners denouncing the “discrimination and persecution against North Koreans” in 2001. File photo: AP
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.