Koreans in Japan Exposure & Education Program
In the summer of 2007, the Corea Action Network for Unification [of which Nodutdol is a member] conducted a pilot exposure program to Japan. The mission of KiJEEP was to bring activists to meet with Korean and other minority activists living in Japan. The trip looked at the relation of Japan to the Korean division through the lives of the community there, but also examines the general problems of racism, discrimination, and xenophobia that many Korean and other minority residents in Japan face.
Unfortunately, at this time, the KiJEEP program is on hold, but may continue in the future.
For more information about KiJEEP, please contact with the subject title: ‘KiJEEP’.
youtube video - Japan’s Hidden Apartheid: Koreans in Japan [1/2]
The majority of ethnic Koreans living in Japan who are currently coming, belong to the forth or fifth generation of immigrants. In other words, Koreans have been living in Japan for a long time. An Al Jazeera reported about ethnic Koreans in Japan, so-called “Zainichi Koreans.”
The report focuses on how Zainichi Koreans in Japan suffer discrimination and racism, particularly in situations such as applying for a job or searching for housing.
Their situations are sometimes legally justified, because they are categorized as second-rate citizen, are marginalised and excluded. Since Colonialism Era, before the WWII, the Japanese government keep the polocy which should be called Apartheid against Korean minority.