|calendar>>June 26. 2012 Juch 101|
Japan, Belligerent State of Korean War
|Pyongyang, June 26 (KCNA) -- Japan is a state that actively participated in the Korean War (June 1950-July 1953) started by the U.S. imperialists.
Many remnants of the "Imperial Japanese Army", including Kawabe, who was deputy chief of the General Staff of the army, were mobilized in working out a plan for the Korean War.
Japan offered all of its material and human resources to the U.S. imperialists during the war.
In 1949 alone, it handed over to the south Korean puppet army such military munitions as tens of thousands of firearms, thousands of artillery pieces, hundreds of thousands of shells and flame throwers and thousands of vehicles.
Japan did not officially join the "UN Forces" organized by the U.S. but played a key role in the war, next to the U.S. forces.
It dispatched ground, naval and air forces to the Korean War earlier than any allies of the U.S. to directly take part in battles and give assistance to operations and battles conducted by the U.S. and south Korean forces in capacity of advisers and staff officers.
A host of Japanese seamen took the lead in helping the U.S. forces' landing operation and many pilots, including members of the Kamikaze Commando, flew to the Korean War.
Experimental data, reference materials, designs of germ bombs, research institutions and equipment, which were in the possession of the notorious Unit 731 under the "Imperial Japanese Army", were wholly transferred to the U.S. forces. And Japan volunteered to take charge of production of bacteria to be used in germ warfare.
Japan sent many troops to the Korean war under the disguise of "volunteer army", "volunteers" and "units of Koreans in Japan".
Meanwhile, its whole territory served as a logistic and repairing base for the U.S. and its allied forces.
In a word, Japan is a special-class criminal state which inflicted immense misfortunes and sufferings upon the Korean people, siding with the U.S. imperialists in the Korean War.
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