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Japan Urged to Honestly Settle Its Past Crimes
Pyongyang, November 6 (KCNA) -- A main issue in the DPRK-Japan relations is for Japan to settle all its crimes committed by it against the Korean nation in the past. Rodong Sinmun Sunday observes this in a bylined article.
The abnormal hostile relations persist between the DPRK and Japan mainly because the latter has not redeemed its crime-woven past, the article notes, and goes on:
If countries are to develop their relations on good terms as is the case with relations between people, one of them should reflect on its past wrongs and draw a lesson from them.
t admits of no further argument that Japan should settle the issue of settling its past crimes, if the Korean people's unhealed wounds are to be cured and their bitter grudge settled and a new way is to be paved for mending the DPRK-Japan relations.
It is legal, moral and international commitments for Japan to make state apology and reparation for the crimes committed by it against the Korean people in the past.
But the Japanese reactionaries are going reckless in their moves to whitewash, justify and bury into oblivion forever their crime-woven past.
Japan's evasion of its responsibility to redress its past is a revelation of its black-hearted militarist intention to repeat its past crimes.
But for their ulterior aim to revive old colonial empire, they would not have embellished their shameful past.
For Japan to sincerely reflect on its wrong past is required for its own good, not for other's sake.
Japan will never be free from the heavy mental burden of guilty conscience as long as it tries to shun the settlement of its past.
It should honestly redress its past crimes if it is to get international trust.
Japan should drop its anachronistic wild dream and make a switchover in its hostile policy towards the DPRK. It should make a decision to redress its past crimes as early as possible in order to repair its relations with the DPRK.
If Japan settles its crime-woven past and rolls back its hostile policy towards the DPRK, it will be possible to improve its relations with the DPRK.
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