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KCNA Commentary Advises Japan Not to Miss Opportunity for Redemption of Its Past

Pyongyang, July 3 (KCNA) — Japanese Prime Minister Abe reportedly set “Japan-DPRK summit as a top diplomatic task”, according to Tokyo Shimbun on July 1.

But its act is quite contrary to its zealous assertion.
It calls hoarse for sanctions and pressure on the DPRK while keeping faulting the DPRK over “abduction issue”.
Speaking before the independent Dietmen’s group sometime ago, Abe called for “keeping current sanctions until north Korea takes specific steps toward denuclearization”.
This indicates his anti-DPRK hostility despite his lip-service for “dialogue”.
“Dialogue” claimed by Japan does not stem from its sincere intent for the improvement of the DPRK-Japan relations but from its peculiar crafty calculation to save its face which has been marginalized from the trend on the Korean peninsula and belatedly hold its share in the Korean peninsula issue.
Japan’s hostile policy toward the DPRK still remains unchanged.
Japan, left with no justifications for realizing its reinvasion and militarization due to the trend toward dialogue and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula, has become perverse, finding it hard to openly challenge the DPRK, and at the end is now making a show of itself.
It is in the same context that it is persistently building the public opinion over the “abduction issue” and maintaining the principle of hostility toward the DPRK.
Its contradictory act of keeping the one-sided policy of putting pressure on the DPRK despite its call for “warming ties” will only render its wretched plight more miserable.
The international community now demands Japan face up to the changed situation and search for a correct way-out in compliance with not only world peace and stability but its own interests.
Japan has to make a fundamental change in its awareness about the DPRK and take corresponding acts, if it truly wants dialogue with the DPRK.
It has to make a bold decision to redeem the past, not going so impudent as to talk about “sanctions” and “abduction”.
Japan would be well advised not to miss the present time which is the best opportunity for Japan to redeem its past.

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