Chiba Korean Primary and Junior High School

Chiba Korean Primary and Junior High School (千葉朝鮮初中級学校 Chiba Chōsen Shochūkyūgakkō, Korean: 치바 조선 초중급학교) is a North Korea-aligned Korean international school in Hanamigawa-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, in the Tokyo metropolitan area.[1] As of 2014, the principal is Kim Yu-sop. The school uses the Korean language as its language of instruction. The school operates under the authority of the Chongryon.[2]

History

The school first opened in the 1940s. Historically the Chongryon provided most of the school's funding. It previously received some funding from the North Korean central government, and an additional 20% of its budget came from Japanese government subsidies. When the North Korean government received United Nations sanctions its funding stopped.[2]

Student body

As of 2014, it had 86 primary school (ages 5-12) students.[2]

References

  1. Home page Archived 2015-08-22 at the Wayback Machine. Chiba Korean Primary and Junior High School. Retrieved on April 12, 2015. "千葉県千葉市花見川区浪花町965"
  2. McCurry, Justin. "Japan's Korean schools being squeezed by rising tensions with Pyongyang" (Archive) The Guardian. Monday 15 November 2014. Retrieved on 12 April 2015.

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