Fact-finding Group Meets in Japan

Tokyo, July 13 (KNS-KCNA) — The Osaka Group for Probe into the Truth behind Forcible Drafting of Koreans held a meeting on July 6 with regard to investigation into the remains of Korean victims to forcible drafting.

Present there were members of the group, Koreans in Japan and Japanese citizens.

Hong Sang Jin, secretary general of the central headquarters of the Korean side to the group, said in a speech that remains of many Korean victims to forcible drafting were found to be kept in temples in Osaka, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Aichi and other localities of Japan, noting that fact-finding teams of different areas are now engaged in investigation.

He urged a wide-range probe not only into the draftees but also into the Koreans who were killed by the Japanese reactionaries after the liberation of Korea.

Yoshihiro Sorano, secretary general of the Japanese side to the group, in a speech criticized the insincere approach of the Japanese government to the investigation into remains, urging the government to compensate to the victims of Asian countries to the brutalities of the Japanese imperialists in the past. We will also make an active investigation, he stated.

The meeting heard a report on the activities of the Osaka investigation group.

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