Raising the next generation

As ethnic Koreans in Japan – known as zainichi – young parents are finding their own ways of passing on their Korean heritage to their children. Mr Kim Hyeon Soo and his wife have decided to send their daughter to a Korean school.
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TOKYO • The fourth and fifth generations of zainichi Koreans in Japan are already being born, and their parents hope their lives will be shaped for the better by the easing of North Korea's strained ties with the world.

Young parents are also finding their own ways of passing on their Korean heritage to their children and figuring out how they will fit in with Japanese society.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 01, 2018, with the headline 'Raising the next generation'. Print Edition | Subscribe