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Japan Urged to Settle Its Crime-woven Past: Papers
Pyongyang, February 1 (KCNA) -- Japan should clearly liquidate its past crimes committed against the Korean people as early as possible.

Papers in the DPRK Wednesday made this demand in bylined articles on the fact that on Feb. 1, 1906 the Japanese imperialists set up the "residence-general" (later "government-general") in Seoul under the pretext of Ulsa (1905) Five-point Treaty, fabricated by them, and enforced in real earnest their vicious colonial rule over Korea.

Citing data to disclose the atrocities done by the Japanese imperialists during the "residence-general" rule, Rodong Sinmun said:

The Japanese militarists hell-bent on the distortion and denial of history have let loose a string of reckless remarks that it is absolutely impossible for Japan to apology for its past rule over Korea, it was inevitability of history that Japan reduced Korea to its colony in the past and the Asian countries in future should follow the new "Japan empire" to realize the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere". Japan has reached the height of its impudence characterized by moral baseness and meanness.

The crime the Japanese imperialists committed by enforcing the "residence-general" rule on the Korean people can neither be erased nor hushed up no matter how much water may flow under the bridge.

It is the fixed will of the Korean people to settle accounts with Japan to the last and force Japan to pay thousand-fold price for their crimes.

Minju Joson said: The wrong attitude of Japan towards its crime-woven past is a blatant challenge to justice and human conscience. Japan is well advised to behave itself.

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