Kim Jong-un is focused on Japanese justice. The North Korean chief is summoned Thursday, October 14 at 10 a.m. in courtroom 103 of the Tokyo court docket. In response to the injunction plastered in entrance of the huge constructing within the coronary heart of the Japanese capital, the “Chairman of the State Affairs Fee of the Democratic Individuals’s Republic of Korea” (DPRK, official title of North Korea) is to look within the court docket. a part of a lawsuit in opposition to his nation. 5 persons are claiming 500 million yen (3.eight million euros) in damages from North Korea for having deceived them into promising them a life they by no means had.
The plaintiffs, 4 girls and a person, are among the many 93,000 Koreans from Japan and Japan who moved to North Korea between 1959 and 1984. That they had been satisfied by a propaganda operation carried out by way of the company. ‘Common Affiliation of Koreans of Japan (Chosen Soren), de facto consultant of North Korea within the Archipelago – extolling life within the north of the peninsula, a ” heaven on earth “ or “The whole lot that’s wanted, together with housing, training, meals and clothes, is absolutely assured”.
In reality, explains one of many complainants, Eiko Kawasaki, who left in 1960, on the age of 17, and returned in 2003, “North Korea wished to draw Koreans, expert staff and technicians, to face its labor scarcity”.
On the time, the DPRK appeared like a promised land. Its economic system was creating sooner than that of a South Korea mired within the dictatorship of Syngman Rhee (1948-1960). The prospect was enticing for Koreans who arrived within the Archipelago throughout Japanese colonization (1910-1945) – voluntarily or as a part of compelled labor – and who remained in Japan after the struggle. Victims of discrimination, many lived in actual poverty.
Therefore the selection to embark, generally with a Japanese partner, from the port of Niigata (northern Japan) for that of Chongjin (northeastern North Korea) aboard a Soviet ship, with the help of Japanese and North Korean Crimson Cross Societies, and the help of the Worldwide Committee of the Crimson Cross.
The Japanese authorities had formally accepted. The Japanese proper noticed this as a solution to eliminate an undesirable group. The left wished to advertise socialist Korea. As for the Kremlin, this exodus from a capitalist nation to a socialist state was all a few propaganda argument.
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