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KCNA Denounces Japanese Politician's Rhetoric about "Abduction Issue"

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, March 20 (KCNA) -- Matsubara, minister in charge of "abduction issue" of Japan, said Japan can look into the humanitarian aid issue only when the "abduction issue" makes progress. He said this on March 13 as regards the international trend of approaching humanitarian aid issue apart from political issue.

The Japanese government has reportedly embarked on readjusting its sanctions on the DPRK in the direction of extending them one more year. The sanctions originated from the "abduction issue".

This again offers a glimpse into Japan's wicked nature as a political dwarf which has been brought to light more often than not.

The Japanese authorities' oft-repeated talk about the "abduction issue", which had already seen a solution, is aimed to silence the international voices demanding Japan's redemption of its hideous crimes against humanity, and evade apology and reparation.

As universally recognized, no statute of limitations is applicable to the crimes against humanity committed by the Japanese imperialists in the past century.

They drafted more than 8.4 million young and middle-aged Koreans, forcing them into medieval slavery or hurling them as cannon fodder into battlefields for aggression. They killed over one million Koreans in cold blood.

They also forced 200 000 Korean women to provide sex to the Japanese beasts during the wartime, violating their youth and chastity. They even massacred them to cover up their monstrous crimes.

Still ringing out across the country are bitter voices of the victims cursing the Japanese imperialists.

International voices demanding reparation for the Japanese imperialists' past crimes have become more assertive now.

Solidarity actions to secure formal apology and reparation from Japan took place in more than 40 cities in U.S., Germany, Canada, Italy and many other countries and regions on December 14 last year.

A monument was built in New Jersey to recall people to the Imperial Japanese Army's sexual slavery crimes.

All facts show that Japan is still in the dock as regards the human rights issue.

Japan, which has not yet shaken off the ill fame as an enemy state, is resorting to a sleight of hand to stave off a flurry of international protest and censure, under the veil of the "victims to abduction".

Japan's crafty and sordid behavior will only add to the crimes it committed in the past.



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