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Japan's Militarization Leads to Foolish Self-Destruction: Rodong Sinmun
Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Abe in the New Year news conference said now is the time to fight to retake "strong Japan" and that the people's discussions should be deepened to amend the constitution in keeping with the changing times.

His remarks were not made deliberately but they fully revealed the sinister intention of the Japanese reactionaries, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in an article.

It goes on: The gravity and danger of the moves of the Japanese reactionaries to revive militarism lie in that the moves have reached an undisguised phase in which they are not reading the face of the international community.

The present Abe Cabinet advertising "strong Japan" is rushing headlong into moves to turn Japan into a military giant.

Japan opts for increasing military expenditure. It is frequently sparking off territorial disputes in the waters around it.

The Japanese right-wing forces made history textbooks which beautify the war ignited by the Japanese imperialists and justify the past history in a bid to educate the rising generation with them.

The Japanese reactionaries are openly bringing the issues of turning their country into a military power and launching reinvasion up for discussion as a state policy and pushing forward with them.

It is their calculation that if they increase military expenditure and amend the constitution, they can certainly opt for reinvasion legitimately.

It is now meaningless to discuss whether Japan is a "pacifist state" or a war state.

Japan, the war state which threw off the mask of the "pacifist state", is emerging as vicious aggression forces in the 21st century dreaming of conquering the world.

If Japan persists in its moves for militarization and overseas aggression, oblivious of the lesson from the defeat of the Japanese imperialists, this will bring nothing but ruin to it, the article warns.

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