calendar>>February 5. 2014 Juche 103
S. Korean Internet Paper Accuses Japan of Reviving Militarism
Pyongyang, February 5 (KCNA) -- The south Korean internet paper Voice of People in an editorial accused Japan of reviving militarism on Monday.

The editorial recalled that the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan decided to describe Tok Islets as an "inalienable part of the territory of Japan" in the "explanation of study guidebook", which would serve as guidelines for editing textbooks for junior and senior high schools.

As a result, Tok Islets would be more likely to be described as "part of the territory of Japan" in textbooks for junior high schools from 2016 and in those for senior high schools from 2017, it noted, adding:

Worse still, Prime Minister Abe is letting loose a spate of sophism negating and distorting the past history of Japan on a daily basis after his visit to Yasukuni Shrine.

While crying out for ignoring the recommendation made by the UN Anti-Torture Committee as regards the issue of sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army, Abe again raised the issue of "dominium over Tok Islets" and called for bringing it to the International Court of Justice.

Lurking behind it is the ulterior design of Japan to step up its moves to turn it into a military giant with the backing of Washington.

Terming Japan's moves to revive militarism a factor of escalating tension in Northeast Asia, the editorial noted that the issue of "dominium over Tok Islets" is not a simple issue of the past but a serious one at present.

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