Tokyo court approves Chongryon HQ sale to developer Marunaka

Mar 24, 2014

Tokyo court approves Chongryon HQ sale to developer Marunaka

The Tokyo District Court gave permission Monday for the Tokyo headquarters of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, a pro-Pyongyang entity better known as Chongryon, to be sold to real estate developer Marunaka Holdings Co. Chongryon has already appealed the decision. Marunaka ...

Decision on Chongryon site delayed

Oct 22, 2013

Decision on Chongryon site delayed

Without giving a reason, the Tokyo District Court on Tuesday postponed a decision on whether to approve the sale of the Tokyo headquarters site of a pro-Pyongyang group to a purported Mongolian company. The court said a new date will be set later. Avar ...

Oct 17, 2013

Chongryon's HQ sold off for ¥5 billion to mystery bidder

The site of the former Tokyo headquarters of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon ) has been auctioned off for ¥5.01 billion, the Tokyo District Court said Thursday. The successful bidder was the Avar Limited Liability Company, but basic information ...

Court: Temple can buy Chongryon's HQ

Mar 29, 2013

Court: Temple can buy Chongryon's HQ

The Tokyo District Court allows a Buddhist temple with ties to North Korea to acquire the Tokyo offices of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan.

Korean kids biggest losers in nuclear test

Mar 2, 2013

Korean kids biggest losers in nuclear test

by Harumi Ozawa

As the world rushed to condemn North Korea for its nuclear test, the political shock waves rippled into the daily lives of ethnic Korean children living in Japan. Amid the clamor for an effective way to punish a Pyongyang leadership that has proved immune ...

Mar 1, 2013

Treat all students equally

The education ministry on Feb. 20 revised an ordinance to exclude so-called Korean high schools or pro-North Korea high schools from the government’s tuition-waiver program. This change will cause various problems. First of all, the revision violates the principle of an education program designed ...