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Inside North Korea's bubble in Japan

2017-10-31 35,781 2,121 1,092,129 YouTube

Why North Korea has children’s schools in Japan Follow Johnny to stay up to date on Vox Borders: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnnywharris Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnnyharrisvox Last week's episode: https://youtu.be/Wx_2SVm9Jgo My dispatch about Japan's rising right-wing nationalism: https://youtu.be/IHJsoCAREsg Original Music by Rare Henderson: https://www.rarehenderson.com/audio The six Vox Borders documentaries, presented by lululemon, are publishing weekly on Tuesdays. Thanks to our sponsor, lululemon. Link for lululemon's Mens Pants: https://shop.lululemon.com/c/men For this episode I found myself embeded with a small community in Japan. They were born there, they speak the language. But they're not Japanese citizens, or even ethnically Japanese - they're North Korean. There's about 150,000 of them living in Japan today, and they've been there for over a century. This community has close ties with the regime in Pyongyang, which supports them financially (and vice-versa). But more importantly, Pyongyang offers them an identity, a heritage, and cultural legitimacy - things that some elements of Japanese society work to deny them. Vox Borders Episodes: 1. Haiti and the Dominican Republic ( https://youtu.be/4WvKeYuwifc) 2. The Arctic & Russia (https://youtu.be/Wx_2SVm9Jgo) 3. Japan & North Korea (https://youtu.be/qBfyIQbxXPs)

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