DPRK History Society Indicts Japan and GNP

Pyongyang, June 23 (KCNA) — The History Society of the DPRK Wednesday released an indictment vehemently denouncing Japan for its crimes committed for the past one century and the Grand National Party of south Korea for its pro-Japan treacherous acts, 40 years since the conclusion of the traitorous south Korea-Japan “agreement” on June 22, 1965.

The indictment says:

The past one century is a history woven with crimes committed by Japan such as its brigandish aggression and plunder of Korea and its massacre of Koreans.

On Nov. 17, 1905 the Japanese imperialists encircled the royal palace of Korea with a huge military police force and concocted the gangster-like “Ulsa Five-Point Treaty” which had neither King Kojong’s signature nor his official seal.

Early in the 20th century they fabricated a number of illegal treaties including the “Jongmi Seven-Point Treaty”, the “Korea-Japan Annexation Treaty,” to say nothing of the “Ulsa Five-Point Treaty”, thus committing the state-sponsored crime of invading and reducing Korea, a universally recognized sovereign state, to a colony.

After putting Korea under their control by force in the wake of the fabrication of the “Ulsa Five-Point Treaty,” the Japanese imperialists enforced a harsh colonial rule over it. They killed Koreans in cold blood, tried hard to exterminate the Korean nation, forcibly drafted Koreans and plundered Korea as robbers would do, thus bringing untold disasters and misfortune to the nation.
They massacred more than one million Koreans, cooked up the “History of Korea” from which the history of Ancient Korea including Tangun Korea was deleted. They did not allow the Koreans to use spoken and written Korean languages and deprived them of their Korean names.

They vandalized hundreds of national and cultural relics of Korea and unearthed tombs and looted those treasures from there.

During their occupation of Korea the Japanese imperialists drafted more than 8.4 million young and middle-aged Koreans and hurled them into the shambles of the war of aggression as cannon fodder and forced 200,000 Korean girls and women into sexual slavery. They took away to Japan an immeasurable quantity of resources including nearly 400 tons of gold, 17.98 million tons of iron, 30 million cubic meters of timber and 39 million tons of rice.

Even after the liberation of Korea on August 15, 1945 Japan played the role of a shock brigade for executing the U.S. policy of aggression against the DPRK, taking advantage of Washington’s strategy to dominate Asia. It took an active part in the Korean war ignited by the U.S. imperialists in the1950s and has escalated its moves to stage a comeback to Korea since the end of the war.

Even since the publication of the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration the Japanese reactionaries have frantically kicked up a row against the DPRK, persistently talking about its “nuclear issue” and “missile issue” and crying out for a solution to the “abduction issue” that had already been solved. They have, at the same time, worked hard to justify the history of aggression and crimes against Korea committed by the Japanese imperialists and claimed a “dominion” over Tok Islet.

Referring to the south Korean Grand National Party’s pro-Japanese traitorous deeds, the indictment continues:

The Liberal Party of traitor Syngman Rhee, the Democratic Republican Party of the Yusin dictator, the Democratic Justice Party of the fifth republic, the Democratic Liberal Party of the sixth republic and the New Korea Party of traitor Kim Young Sam, which are the GNP’s predecessors, were characterized by their inveterate pro-Japanese treachery.

The pro-Japanese treacherous crime committed by the Democratic Republican Party, in particular, by concluding the traitorous south Korea-Japan “agreement” and selling off the interests of the country and the nation to the outsiders lock, stock and barrel was a hideous crime that should be cursed generation after generation.

Kim Jong Phil and other pro-Japanese elements did not demand Japan nullify the coercive annexation of Korea by the Japanese imperialists and apologize and compensate for what they did during their colonial rule over Korea, the issues that needed preferential discussion at the negotiations. But they yielded to Tokyo by giving up the claim to reparations. They just begged for “economic cooperation fund” amounting to just 500 million U.S. dollars.

As Japan refused to return the cultural treasures it looted from Korea, the group of pro-Japanese traitors, under the back-stage manipulation of the U.S., agreed to Japan’s proposal to return only part of them in the form of “donation.”

The humiliating and traitorous nature of the south Korea-Japan “agreement” was clearly manifested in its every article.

What merits a serious attention among the crimes committed by the pro-Japanese traitors in the course of concluding the “agreement” is that they requested Japan to stipulate in Article 3 of it that the south Korean government, a product of the U.S. imperialists’ colonial rule and their policy of national division, is the “only legitimate government on the Korean Peninsula.”

The “agreement” failed to claim any compensation from Japan for the 40-odd year-long history of the Japanese imperialists’ colonial rule over Korea but covered up their thrice-cursed crimes. It just reflected the high-profile stance of the master and the low-profile position of his servant. It was just a repetition of what happened in the year of Ulsa (1905) that witnessed a disgraceful and shameful event. The agreement was little short of the “Ulsa Five-Point Treaty”.

Nothing has changed in the GNP’s pro-Japanese and traitorous nature.

Ri Hoe Chang, who created the GNP and held the post of its president, went to Japan in early March 2002 to kowtow to his Japanese master and please him. Not content with this, he did not bother to do such a despicable thing as trying to whitewash Japan’s criminal distortion of history, talking about a “joint study of history”. He even went the lengths of hatching a plot to stifle the fellow countrymen in the north through collusion with Japan, asserting that the elimination of the threat of the north’s weapons of mass destruction is a core issue to be settled for south-north cooperation.

The GNP’s submission to Japan is going on still today when the Koreans’ hatred for the Japanese reactionaries has erupted like a volcano.

It can not but be a shame on the Korean nation that such group reminiscent of the five traitors of Ulsa as the GNP is still at large though it no longer has the blood and soul of the nation.

The Koreans should force Japan to fully pay for the crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists against them over the last one century and make the GNP fully redeem its pro-Japanese treachery.

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