Pyongyang, June 16 (KCNA) — The south Korean “government” and ruling party accused Nakayama, Japanese minister of Education and Science, of making nonsensical remarks to cover up the crimes committed by Japan in the past, according to south Korean MBC and CBS.
A spokesman for the south Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in a commentary on June 13 blasted Nakayama’s reckless remarks. The minister at a policy briefing on June 11 asserted that history textbooks for Japanese middle schoolers that passed the screening contained no words of “comfort women”, a proof that such words did not exist at all during the Second World War and “it was a problem that textbooks contained the non-existent thing”.
The spokesman expressed strong regret at the irresponsible remarks that once again hurt the dignity and honor of the former comfort women for the imperial Japanese army.
A spokesman for the Uri Party in a commentary on June 12 noted:
I can not but feel regret and rage at the senior official in charge of the education of Japan who let loose a string of reckless remarks denying its aggression and atrocities perpetrated in the past, instead of feeling guilty conscience.
He urged the Japan government to take a proper measure against Nakayama’s wrong understanding and behavior.
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