January 26, 2020

Chongryon bears brunt of Japan-N.Korea disdain
Past year has seen arrest of pro-North members, denial of subsidies for Chongryon schools
Chongryon has come to symbolize the larger problems in North Korea-Japan relations.Also known as the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, Chongryon for many years acted as the unofficial representative for the North in Japan. In recent years the group has struggled, though, as membership has declined, Japanese nationalism has strengthened and North Korea admitted to kidnapping