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Japan Should Bear in Mind It is Part of World: Minju Joson
| Pyongyang, January 15 (KCNA) -- Some time ago, the New York Times in an editorial strongly criticized Japan, recalling that Japanese Prime Minister Abe hinted the will of the Japanese government to reexamine its apology for the past crimes including sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army.
The editorial said Abe has long tried to rewrite the history of war and that such shameful action would touch off anger among Japan's neighboring countries.
Minju Joson Tuesday in a bylined commentary says the editorial of the New York Times reflects the overall feelings of the international community towards Japan rather than a stand of an individual or a country.
What the international community urges Japan to do is to sincerely reflect on its past crimes and settle the issue and get reconciled and cooperate with other countries of the world, its neighboring countries, in particular, on this basis and opt for peace, the commentary says, and goes on:
However, Japan has taken quite a different road so far.
Blatantly challenging the demand of the international community for settling its past crimes, Japan has made desperate efforts to deny or embellish its history of crimes stained with the blood shed by Asian people. It was so insolent as to assert Japan had done nothing wrong in the past.
It is the political idea of Abe, ultra-right militarist maniac, to remove all the traces of the insufficient "admission" Japan made to its past crimes, make the Japanese forget consciousness of guilty of the past, provide a war constitution at an early date and thus lead Japan to militarist overseas aggression.
Abe is sadly mistaken if he thinks the international community will remain an onlooker to self-complacent and arrogant Japan bringing the dark clouds of war through its moves to turn itself into a military giant and its policy for overseas expansion in wanton violation of the moral and ethical norms of the international community.
The international community is watching with high vigilance Japan going immoral, getting more problematic in its understanding of history and bringing its conservative colors to bolder relief.
Even its master the U.S. warns Japan of its wrong attitude at a government level.
Japan would be well advised to behave itself as a member of the international community, mindful that Japan is not outside the world but its part.
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