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Japan, Island Country, Will Stand Politically Isolated: KCNA Commentary
|Pyongyang, February 14 (KCNA) -- Japan is increasingly turning to the right and militaristic. New Prime Minister Abe is taking the lead in it.
On February 2, he openly hinted the possibility of reexamining the 1995 Murayama's statement which expressed apology and remorse for the Japanese imperialists' past colonial rule.
On February 7, he disclosed his intention to reexamine the 1993 Kono's statement which admitted the coercive nature of the sexual slavery system for the Imperial Japanese Army. He, referring to the visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, said that he regards it as very regretful that he failed to pay visit to the shrine during the first Abe cabinet period.
Abe made the election commitments to rename the Japan "Self-Defence Forces" the "national defence forces" and reorganize them and revise the pacifist constitution to secure the exercise of the right to collective self-defense. He is spurring the preparations for putting them into force.
Meanwhile, the ultra-right forces of Japan have been keen on making the visit to the shrine an official and regular event by building up the public opinion for the visit.
This made Japan to lurch more to the right and militaristic. Japan's reinvasion of Asia is not just anticipated but is becoming a reality.
Abe declared the start of the new year's work of the new government by singing "Kimigayo" on the morning of January 7. He then openly said that "this is the first step for retaking Japan".
The people of Korea and other Asian countries can not view it as a normal happening nor remain an onlooker to the development in Japan.
Japan, which Abe vowed to take back, is clearly indicated in Kimigayo sang by him.
He meant an aggression state that has turned to the right and militaristic, not just a normal and usual state of the international community as often claimed by Japan. This is exactly the re-emergence of imperialist Japan and the revival of militarist Japan which made Korea and other Asian countries to be drenched with blood shed by the people.
For decades after the war, Japan has systematically pushed forward the plan to rearm the country politically and militarily in an over-all manner. Lately Abe, top figure of ultra-right forces, took power, clarifying the path to be taken by Japan obsessed with militarist fever.
The situation proves that the foreign policy of the present Japanese government is aimed to revive the colonial domination system that existed before Japan's defeat, not to promote good-neighborly and friendly relations with its neighboring countries, and that it moves to plunge Korea and other Asian countries in the sea of blood of aggression and oppression once again.
But Japan is mistaken.
Though it clamored for becoming the "leader of East Asia", it gained the disgraceful defeat and an ill fame of an enemy state through its wars of aggression against Korea and other Asian countries.
Japan is still isolated and rejected by the international community, especially by Asian countries as it has denied and evaded repentance, apology and reparation for its past crimes.
Japan's past crimes are denounced even in the political circle of the U.S., its master, and assertions calling for inflicting harsher punishment on it are heard from there. This proves the political and moral vulgarity of Japan that has reached the height.
The childish country, Japan is increasingly turning to the right, unhindered, while desperately denying its past history of crimes. Japan's militarist foreign policy will naturally spark off bigger censure and political isolation from the international community including Asia.
Gloomier is the prospect of the island country, Japan, which is isolated even politically as well as geographically.
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