It was argued that Japanese clothing brand UNIQLO provided masks to elementary, middle and high schools in their country as part of a preventive measure for Corona 19, excluding foreign schools such as the Chosun School in Japan.
On the 18th (local time), the newspaper of the Korean Federation of Koreans in Japan (Cho Chongryon), a pro-North Korean organization in Japan, said, “When an official from a Korean school inquires about the targets of UNIQLO masks, foreign schools such as Korean schools and Brazilian schools are not eligible. “I heard the answer of Iran,” he said.
UNIQLO’s side said, “Foreign schools are also covered in the process of covering the Chosun Shinbo. The person in charge caused confusion.” However, the Chosun School said on the 17th that the donation was exhausted and the application was completed, so the application could not be made.
Earlier, UNIQLO said, “We decided to donate 1 million packs (3 million pieces) of’airism masks’ to elementary, middle and high school students and staff across the country.” From the 15th, it received applications from schools, education committees, and local governments through its website. .
In this regard, an official from the Chosun school inquired, “Where does a foreign school fall?” because the type of school in the application form on the Uniqlo website is’national’,’public’,’private’, and’other’. He said he strongly protested after hearing the answer, saying,’Excluding’.
The Chosun Shinbo criticized UNIQLO’s response to masks as “this’recognition of government offices’ was also reflected in civil society and individuals (in Japan), as students of Korean schools in Japan are excluded from various educational aids by the Japanese government.” did.
Source: HuffPost South Korea – Athena by www.huffingtonpost.kr.
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