ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
London 28th of March Juche 104(2015)
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK) , Juche Idea
Study Group of England (JISGE) and UK Korean Friendship Association (UK
KFA) today issued a joint statement condemning the diabolic fascist action of Japan against the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan(CHONGRYON) ;
Our organisations were shocked to learn that the offices of CHONGRYON were raided by a large number of Japanese police and the homes of the chairman and vice-chairman of CHONGRYON were forcibly searched by Japanese police on the 26th of March. This is unwarranted act of repression towards a legal organisation that represents the interests of Korean residents in Japan and also functions as a sort of de-facto or informal embassy of the DPRK in Japan. This is an act of extreme racism towards Koreans in Japan as well as a hostile act against the DPRK itself.
The Japanese authorities action against CHONGRYON has been done on a spurious and trumped up pretext especially as it concerns something that was alleged to happened some 5 years ago and real evidence to link CHONGRYON. It is yet another attempt of cracking down on the rights of ethnic Koreans in Japan but went further than before because never before did the senior leaders of CHONGRYON . The actions against CHONGRYON by the reactionary Japanese authorities just go to show Japan is a highly racist society and its treatment of ethnic minorities within its borders is amongst the worst in the world. The spirit of Samurai chauvinism is far from dead but is very much alive and in the ascendant in Japan !
The action against CHONGRYON was deliberately timed to coincide with the US led imperialist vendetta against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Thus Japan is a shock brigade of US imperialism in East Asia It also goes to prove that Japan is lurching further to the Right and becoming more and more fascistic.
We, friends of the DPRK and Juche Idea followers express our firm solidarity with CHONGRYON which is under attack . We believe that the labour and progressive movement and anti-imperialists in the UK should wake up to the dangers posed by Japan's militarism and increasing fascistisation !
HANDS OFF CHONGRYON !
JAPAN HANDS OFF THE DPRK !