Chongryon school in Kawasaki struggles to survive financially | NK News
June 22, 2024
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Chongryon school in Kawasaki struggles to survive financially

Decline in students, government funding leads to unpaid staff, uncertain future

KAWASAKI, Japan – A pro-North Korea elementary school for Korean children in Kawasaki city, adjoining Tokyo, is struggling to survive financially due to a steep decline in students and the absence of local government subsidies.

Kang Moon Seok, 56, principal of the Kawasaki Choson Elementary School, located in the southern part of Kawasaki City in Kanagawa Prefecture, recently admitted to NK News that his school has been unable to pay its 10 teachers their salaries for two months.

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