Pyongyang, March 8 (KCNA) — Over 100 years ago, the Japanese imperialists illegally occupied Korea by mobilizing aggression armed forces to threaten and blackmail it and fabricate the “Ulsa Five-point Treaty”. Since then they had enforced the harshest colonial fascist rule in history for more than 40 years, bringing untold pain, misfortune and disasters to the Korean people.
Rodong Sinmun today says this in a signed article.
Such crimes can never be forgotten nor concealed no matter how much water may flow under the bridge, the article says, and goes on:
The Japanese imperialists caused too heavy human and material losses to the Korean people in the past that Japan can hardly expiate for all ages. Japan should have adequately repented of and atoned for them.
However, Japan has not yet made honest apology and compensation for the never-to-be-condoned past crimes though 60 years have passed since the defeat of the Japanese imperialists. On the contrary it is persistently working hard to deny and embellish the crimes and evade the responsibility for redeeming them.
Japan is whetting its sword to stage a comeback to Korea and escalating its hostile moves against the DPRK, seized by the old ambition for “greater East Asia co-prosperity sphere”. It seeks to grab Tok Islet, part of the inviolable territory of Korea, and, furthermore, occupy the whole of Korea. Such actions are little short of adding to the hideous crimes perpetrated by it in the past. This is a blatant challenge to the Korean people and a heinous criminal act of violating the Korean nation’s dignity and sovereignty.
Japan remains the sworn enemy of the Korean people because it is still doing huge damage to them as it did in the past.
The Korean people will surely force Japan to pay dearly for the blood shed by them due to the Japanese imperialists in the past.
Japan should properly understand this unshakable will of the Korean people and opt to settle its past as soon as possible.
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