calendar>>July 21. 2013 Juche 102
Application of Tuition Waiver Program to Korean Schools Urged
Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- The Liaison Council of Graduates from Korean High Schools held a rally at a hall of members of House of Councilors in Tokyo on July 12 demanding the application of tuition waiver program for high schools to Korean schools in Japan.

Attending the rally were students of Korea University, those related to Korean schools, parents and representatives of organizations at all levels. Relevant officials of Japanese organizations -- the Liaison Council against Exclusion of Korean schools and Forum Peace, Human Rights and Environment -- also attended.

Shown there was a video footage of protest actions waged by students of Korea University from late May for the settlement of the issue for aiding Korean schools.

The reporter called for struggling for the settlement of the issue in unity, explaining that the exclusion of Korean schools from the tuition waiver program is attributable to the Japanese government's wrong understanding of history.

Speakers said Japanese citizens are joining Koreans in Japan and the joint efforts will for sure bring about a change to the Japanese government's policy of discriminating against Koreans.

An appeal was read out at the rally.

Earlier, students of Korea University under the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan waged a huge protest action outside the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

More than 450 Koreans in Japan and Japanese citizens took part in it.

Even though the Japanese government excluded Korean schools from the program, Japan is obliged to aid Korean schools in the light of its colonial rule over Korea in the past, they stressed.

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