calendar>>November 18. 2008 Juche 97
Japan Urged to Settle All Its Past Crimes
Pyongyang, November 17 (KCNA) -- The Korean people will never pardon the past crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists but surely force them to pay a hundred-fold, a thousand-fold price for their crimes.

Rodong Sinmun Monday says this in a by-lined article carried 103 years since the Japanese imperialist aggressors fabricated the "Ulsa Five-point Treaty" by a brigandish method to occupy Korea.

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Japan is now whetting its sword for reinvasion to realize its old dream of "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere", far from making honest apology and reparation for the crimes committed by it against the Korean people in the past though six decades have passed since its defeat.

It is an urgent task for all the Koreans to surely force the Japanese imperialists to make a sincere apology and reparation for their past colonial rule, give vent to the grudge of so many compatriots who were killed in cold blood and exalt the dignity and might of the nation.

All the Koreans in the north and the south and overseas should turn out as one in a nation-wide struggle to stop the Japanese reactionaries from perpetrating reckless acts to stage a comeback to Korea.

However, traitor Lee Myung Bak of south Korea steeped in the habit of a sycophant and traitor is working hard to cover up the crimes the Japanese imperialists committed in the past by imposing unspeakable misfortune and sufferings upon the Korean people and make sheep's eyes at the Japanese reactionaries while talking about "the improvement of the relations" between south Korea and Japan.

He is getting evermore undisguised in the moves for confrontation with the DPRK, zealously cooperating with the Japanese reactionaries in their moves to stifle it under the pretext of "the abduction issue" and tightening the military nexus with the U.S. and Japanese aggressor forces in a bid to do harm to fellow countrymen.

The above-said reckless acts of the Lee group put into the shade the "five traitors of 1905" who sold off the country to the Japanese imperialists in the past, asserting that Japan's "protection" was for "peace in the east". Such deeds are an intolerable insult to so many Koreans who met tragic deaths and underwent all sorts of misfortune under the bloody colonial fascist rule of the Japanese imperialists and an unpardonable challenge to the Korean nation who has waged a strenuous struggle to force Japan to make honest apology and settlement of its past wrongs.

The Korean nation will never allow the Japanese reactionaries to stage a comeback to Korea and the Lee group to persist in their sycophancy toward Japan and acts of treachery but get the pent-up grudge of the Koreans settled without fail.

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