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Japan Urged to Redeem Its Past Crimes: Minju Joson
Pyongyang, February 5 (KCNA) -- In reference to the strong demand of the international community that the Japanese government should settle the issue of sexual slavery properly, the Japanese reactionaries are keeping a straight face, claiming that they made enough apologies and reparations. Commenting on this, Minju Joson Wednesday says:

This is a barbarous act of rubbing salt into the wounds of hundreds of thousands of victims in Asia whose all rights as human being were violated by the Japanese imperialists.

The crimes perpetrated by Japan in the past can not be glossed over as they are monstrous in their brutality and gravity.

The Japanese imperialists took hundreds of thousands of women to battlefields and ruthlessly violated their dignity. Such crimes are without precedent in the world war history. It is none other than Japan that produced the biggest tragic story in the 20th century.

What is painful in particular is the fact that many victims who sustained misfortunes and sufferings by Japan in the past are passing away without hearing even a word of sincere apology from the Japanese authorities.

This goes to prove that Japan is repeating the crimes against humanity. Humankind will never remain a passive onlooker to this grave situation.

The Japanese reactionaries had better make a bold decision to end the crime-woven history at an early date, bearing in mind that there will be no future of Japan if it does not repent of its past crimes.

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