Pyongyang, April 14 (KCNA) — The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology comes under fire by a signed commentary of Rodong Sinmun today for giving instructions for describing Tok Islet as part of the Japanese territory in history textbooks for high schools to be used from 2007.
The commentary dismisses this action as a very brazen-faced move to seize Tok Islet. It goes on:
The islet is not a disputed one jurisdiction over which is unclear. But it is part of an inviolable territory of Korea from the historical viewpoint. This is proved by old documents of Japan and the recently declassified map of the U.S. military administration clearly testifies to this fact.
Tok Islet has always stood as part of Korea’s territory since thousands of years ago.
This being a hard reality, the Japanese government groundlessly insists that the islet be marked as part of Japan’s territory, deliberately denying all these facts.
Clear is the aim sought by the Japanese government in instructing the middle and high schools to teach distorted history.
Through this it seeks to call back the departed souls of militarists and use the young Japanese as a shock brigade and cannon-fodder for militarist aggression in the 21st century.
Japan is becoming evermore undisguised in its moves for militarization and territorial expansion at the tacit connivance of the U.S. and under its patronage. In order to realize its aggressive Asia strategy the U.S. pins hope on Japan which has a precedent of mounting preemptive attacks upon its neighboring countries to occupy them in the last period. It is by no means fortuitous that the Japanese authorities have issued instructions to distort the parts of the history textbooks dealing with Tok Islet of Korea as well as Diaoyu Islands of China and the Kurils of Russia. These moves of Japan to tamper with its history and its wild ambition for territorial expansion have met a strong protest from its neighboring countries. Its moves only invite isolation.
Japan’s bid to seize other countries’ territory will only lead to its self-destruction as it will get it nowhere.
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