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December 26, 2017

WATCH Blair argued the report should exonerate him from accusations of lying.” he said in a statement.S. being born there makes one an American In Japan citizenship must be acquired for immigrants through a government system Some have complained the process forces people to give up their loyalties to the cultures of their origin Many Koreans seek to avoid hassles by taking on Japanese names and blending in But others like Myoung-joo Boo a 45-year-old actor prefer to embrace their ethnic heritage although he stresses he never tries to get into an argument on cultural pride In this Sept 26 2017 photo students practice flag cheering routines at a Korean high school in Tokyo Many third- and fourth-generation descendants of Koreans brought to Japan during the imperialist years before and during World War II remain loyal to their roots (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) “People who don’t like Koreans don’t have to come near me And I will live with those who don’t care about such things” said Boo a graduate of the North Korean schools “In America people who may have been historically forcibly brought in see themselves as American But for Koreans I am born in Japan but I see myself as Korean” Boo said The schools founded by the first generation of Koreans in Japan are privately run and financed by tuition and donations The graduates and students are fighting several court battles to get the schools recognized as private schools to win the same government subsidies The rulings have varied depending on the courts and the fight is expected to eventually go all the way to the Supreme Court None of the schools now get such subsidies Attendance has been shrinking with each generation because of Japan’s overall declining birthrate and more people choose to assimilate into Japanese society or take South Korean citizenship ___ One of the worst atrocities against Koreans in Japan came after the Sept 1 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake when thousands were lynched by vigilante mobs and police after false rumors spread that they were poisoning wells In this Sept 26 2017 photo students practice a performance waving red white and blue banners to form the North Korean national flag at a Tokyo Korean high school in Tokyo Many third- and fourth-generation descendants of Koreans brought to Japan during the imperialist years before and during World War II remain loyal to their roots Families send children to private schools that favor North Korea and teach the language culture and history of their ancestry Despite recent North Korean missile launches and nuclear tests students say they take pride and view their community as a haven from the discrimination they face from ethnic Japanese (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) Today the antagonisms are less violent but they remain Koreans have been traditionally shunned by some mainstream employers That’s changing partly because Japanese companies are becoming more global and employment from multinationals is increasingly available In the past the stereotype jobs have been in restaurants and pachinko parlors and in entertainment This year Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike declined to send a customary annual eulogy message to the Korean victims of the 1923 earthquake which left more than 140000 people dead or missing in Tokyo and surrounding areas angering civil rights advocates She gave no reason but Koike has won support from nationalist-leaning factions that question accounts of atrocities committed against Koreans and other Asians before and during World War II Extremist groups sometimes take to Tokyo streets waving militarist rising-sun flags and chanting anti-Korean slogans Online hate speech remains rampant with trolls stalking people known to have Korean ancestry such as actress Kiko Mizuhara Students of North Korean schools are sometimes harassed on commuter trains and some have had their clothing slashed with knives Hwaji Shin a sociology professor at the University of San Francisco who grew up as a third-generation Korean in Japan believes the harassment has worsened becoming more systematic and threatening as worries mount over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs Resentment toward immigrant communities and other minorities apparent in many countries also reflects insecurities over globalization and widening inequality Shin said “When people are increasingly competing over a smaller pie and when someone whispers in your ear those are the people who are taking the slice of pie away from you It is very easy to harbor hatred against that group” she said The myth persists that Japan has no problem with discrimination and the country’s mainstream media rarely mention such issues Shin said ___ As in most immigrant experiences successive generations of Koreans in Japan including those at the North Korean schools speak Japanese at home Like their Japanese peers they enjoy Japanese pop music and American rock and watch local and American TV shows and Hollywood movies Yet Yeong-I Park a 42-year-old filmmaker who attended North Korean schools from kindergarten through college still considers himself “a foreigner” He is married to a Korean born in Japan and his children attend North Korean schools He has visited North Korea 17 times and says the country is changing Like others of his background he empathizes with North Korea’s historical view that it is their own country that suffered a brutal war of invasion by the US — a narrative contrary to the Western view that North Korea was the aggressor in the 1950-53 Korean War Park views North Koreans as misunderstood victims “I feel news about North Korea is really exaggerated especially in Japan” he said “They depict it as though it’s hell on Earth” Kum Son Gyun 17 a student at a North Korean school visited North Korea on a school trip this year and found the place anything but hellish “It was a fantastic place” said Kum whose father works as an editor of a publication for the North Korean community in Japan “They had cows” When asked about the recent North Korean news dominating coverage in Japan — the missile and nuclear threat — his eyes started to brim with tears “I want to believe my country is right and I have believed in my country since I was a child and that isn’t going to waver” he said “I believe my country is right” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News In this Oct. have denied any link between the latest trade action and Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions. 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Panama says it wants to be known for more than papers, including “the malign activities of Iran” and to bring stability “to the most important straits. Prince Mohammed told Mattis that Saudi Arabia and the United States are working to counter challenges in the region,” she said. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Related News The Hillary Clinton Campaign on Wednesday?who lost her husband to cancer,its control will be in the hands of the PCMC. battered by suspicions of scandal over favouritism for a friend’s business and verbal gaffes by his cabinet ministers.

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