Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) — The security department of the Tokyo Police Agency recently searched six places including the Office of the Osaka Prefectural Korean Federation of Workers in Commerce in Japan, dwelling houses and shops of Koreans in Japan allegedly to investigate a Korean businessman who managed a restaurant and his “cooperators” as a person related to the “abduction case” worked there in June 1980.
In this regard Minju Joson Wednesday in a signed commentary says:
The organizations of the Korean Federation of Workers in Commerce in Japan are economic organizations for protecting the right of business and vital rights of Korean traders and industrialists in Japan and supporting their management activities and, accordingly, they have nothing to do with such case as the “abduction issue”.
The forcible search is the product of a base plot to link the “abduction issue” with the Osaka Prefectural Korean federation to do harm to the DPRK and Chongryon (the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan).
As publicly recognized by the international community, the “abduction issue” has already been settled through the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration but the Japanese reactionaries are persistently raising the issue to use it as a means of slandering the DPRK and Chongryon.
The forcible search of the office and dwelling houses heralds that the Japanese reactionaries’ smear campaign against the DPRK and Chongryon will be more ferocious.
The Korean people are not repressing their surging national resentment and enmity against the Japanese reactionaries keen on the smear campaign.
If they continue to resort to the smear campaign, they will be held wholly accountable for the grave consequences to be entailed by it.
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