December 06, 2023

Japan discriminated against students at North Korea-tied university: UN experts

Tokyo's denial of cash benefits to ethnic Koreans at Korea University violates human rights, February letter states

Top United Nations (U.N.) human rights experts have expressed concern that the Japanese government discriminated against students at a North Korea-affiliated university in Tokyo by denying them access to benefits under a cash distribution program, according to a U.N. letter obtained by NK News.

In the seven-page letter sent to the Japanese government in February, four U.N. experts urged Japan to take action to end potential human rights violations against ethnic Korean students at Korea University under the program providing financial assistance to students during the COVID-19 pandemic.