calendar>> January 22. 2014 Juche 103
Rodong Sinmun Calls for Forcing Japan to Pay Dearly for Its Past Crimes
Pyongyang, January 22 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Wednesday carries an article on the lapse of 95 years since the Japanese imperialists poisoned the emperor of the Feudal Joson Dynasty to death.

They fabricated various kinds of illegal "treaties" on Jan. 22, 1919, turning Korea into their colony. Moreover, they committed such hideous crime as poisoning Emperor Kojong to death, not content with dethroning him by holding him responsible for the emissary case in Hague, the article says, and goes on:

These crimes of the Japanese imperialists can never be pardoned.

The Japanese authorities are, however, working hard to deny, justify and repeat those crimes committed by the imperialists in the past, far from admitting and apologizing for them.

The Japanese imperialists reduced 200 000 Korean women to sexual slaves for the imperial Japanese army in battlefields by use of state power to satisfy the animal passion of their troops and stir up their aggressive fervor. This is the hideous crime against humanity unprecedented in the world war history.

This being a hard fact, the Japanese reactionaries take pain to cover up their crimes, asserting that the sexual slavery for the imperial Japanese army was necessary at that time, it was done by prostitutes themselves for money and the issue is something which historians and experts should discuss in a tranquil place.

They went the lengths of holding an exhibition of precious cultural treasures looted in Korea after advertising them as their "national treasures" and "heirlooms," not content with persistently insisting that Tok Islets, part of the inviolable territory of Korea, belong to Japan. .

Shortly ago, Prime Minister Abe pledged to revive militarism of Japan, raving that now is the time to restore "strong Japan".

The Japanese reactionaries should bear in mind that their failure to honestly reflect on the above-said crimes and opt for redeeming them would entail horrible consequences, the article urges.

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