calendar>>February 6. 2014 Juche 103
S. Korean Paper Denounces Japan for Denying Past History
Pyongyang, February 6 (KCNA) -- The south Korean newspaper Hangyore on February 2 carried an editorial denouncing Japan's ceaseless provocations over the issue of history.

The editorial said:

Japan is getting evermore pronounced in making provocations over the issue of history.

Some time ago, Japanese Prime Minister Abe was asked questions concerning the understanding of history four times at a Diet session, but he evaded expressions like "colonial domination" and "aggression".

He voiced the stand to disregard the advice of the international community including the UN Anti-Torture Committee which urged Japan to make apology and reparation to the victims of the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army. He even said he would refer the issue of "dominium over Tok islets" to the International Court of Justice.

The present Japanese government is more undisguised in denying the history than the other governments in the past. Such provocation is more dangerous as it is related with the moves to turn Japan into a military giant including the attempt to change the interpretation of the constitution for the exercise of the right to "collective self-defense."

His reckless remarks are sparking off anger of the international community.

Japan should come to its senses, though belatedly. If Japan disregards this, it will face international isolation.

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