|calendar>>September 3. 2012 Juch 101|
Japan's Abolition of Past History Urged
|Pyongyang, September 3 (KCNA) -- The crimes the Japanese imperialists committed against the Korean people can never be whitewashed no matter how much water may flow under the bridge and how many generations are replaced and they should settle their accounts with the crimes, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a bylined article.
The Japanese imperialists fabricated the "Korea-Japan Annexation Treaty", turning Korea into their colony and imposing the disgrace of ruined state on the Korean nation, the article says, and goes on:
They cooked up the "Ulsa Five-point Treaty" and the "Jongmi Seven-Point Treaty" in 1905 and 1907 to deprive Korea of the right to foreign diplomacy and right to home administration.
They fabricated the "Korea-Japan Annexation Treaty" on August 22, 1910 in wanton violation of elementary principle and norms in signing international treaties to deprive Korea of its statehood that remained only in the form. It promulgated the treaty on August 29.
This reduced Korea, with time-honored history spanning 5 000 years, into a complete colony of the Japanese imperialists.
Since then the Japanese imperialists enforced illegal governor-general rule, inflicting untold pain and sufferings on the Koreans.
This being a hard fact, the Japanese reactionaries seek to distort and deny the crimes of Japan's aggression on Korea, far from making apology and reparation for the tremendous damage Japan caused to the Korean people in the past.
Stressing the need to force the Japanese imperialists to pay for their crimes and stamp out the pro-Japanese sycophantic traitors who betrayed the country and the nation, the article goes on:
The Lee Myung Bak regime of south Korea has persisted on humiliating diplomacy subservient to Japan since the first day of its office and connived at the Japanese reactionaries' distortion of history and territorial claim to Tok Islets.
This sordid act has fuelled the Japanese reactionaries' ambition for reinvasion.
All the Koreans should courageously turn out in nationwide actions against the Lee Myung Bak regime that joins hands with Japan, the sworn enemy of the Korean nation which whets the sword of reinvasion while persistently turning aside from apology and reparation for the past crimes, to prolong its dirty remaining days.
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