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S. Korean Students Protest against Japan's Moves to Revive Militarism
Pyongyang, February 6 (KCNA) -- Members of the students' headquarters of the Movement for One Korea and students in Seoul held a press conference Monday in Seoul in protest against Japan's moves to revive militarism, according to Thongil News, an internet paper of south Korea.

At the conference speakers denounced Japan for embellishing its history of aggression and seeking a war again.

Noting Japan's revival of militarism has become a factor of threatening peace in Northeast Asia, they urged the Japanese government to abandon its wild ambition for reinvasion.

Then, a protest letter addressed to the Japanese government was read out there.

The letter accused the Japanese government of its reckless remarks and acts aimed at distorting its history.

It termed Japan's attempt to exercise the "right to collective self-defense" and rearm itself a base one totally going against the spirit of its Pacifist Constitution and the desire of its people for peace in Asia.

It expressed strong opposition to Japan's moves to revive militarism and rearm itself.

It demanded the government of Japan stop its distortion of its history of aggression and visits to Yasukuni Shrine, admit the crimes it committed in the past against Koreans by enforcing sexual slavery and forcible drafting and make an apology and reparation for them.

The participants in the conference in a letter to students and other young people called on them to take the lead in the struggle to protect peace on the Korean peninsula against Japan's rearmament, bearing deep in mind the distress-torn history in which the Korean nation had been trampled down by Japanese imperialism.

At the end of the conference they thrust the protest letter to the Japanese embassy.

Students declared that they would stage a demonstration in Seoul every day in protest against Japan's revival of militarism, participate in the on-going Wednesday meeting for settling the issue of the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army and launch protest actions in Japan on Friday and Saturday.

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