The Korean nationals in Japan and other
countries comprise those Koreans who were forcibly taken to Japan as labour
draftees, conscripts, etc. or who drifted abroad in search of livelihood
in the years of Japanese imperialist colonial rule and their descendants.
An stateless people, they were long subjected to national discrimination, deprivation of rights and destitution in alien lands.
The Government of the DPRK instituted the law of nationality to provide all overseas Korean nationals with the legal status of citizens of the Republic and took a number of measures for their protection.
Today all overseas Korean nationals are striving for the reunification and prosperity of the country with a high sense of national pride and self-respect.