calendar>>February 11. 2014 Juche 103
Japan Can Never Erase Past Crimes: Rodong Sinmun
Pyongyang, February 11 (KCNA) -- No matter how hard Japan may try to deny its past crimes and distort the truth of history, it can never write off history nor sweep the past crimes out of the memory of humankind, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in an article.

Japan has gone beyond the tolerance limit in denying past crimes including forcible drafting and the sexual slavery and distorting history, the article says, and goes on:

The Japanese reactionaries seem to calculate that their farce based on lies and far-fetched assertions will cause confusion in the understanding of history by the international community and create an atmosphere favorable for their moves for overseas expansion.

Their intention is to inspire the ambition to avenge defeat and launch invasion, not the guilty conscience for the past crimes, among the Japanese and cultivate the spirit of Japan dating back to the imperialist period.

Recently they openly paid visit to Yasukuni Shrine and cried out for rebuilding "strong Japan" despite condemnation of the world public. The sole purpose sought by them in denying the past crimes and distorting history is to launch reinvasion.

Japan's past crimes are still fresh in the memory of those who fell victim to the Japanese imperialists' aggression.

Japan should not run reckless to revive militarism but properly face up to history, though belatedly.

The present Japanese government is not properly repenting of the hideous crimes against humanity committed by the Japanese imperialists in the past but is keeping to the path of militarism and increasingly lurching to the right, while going against history and justice. This will result in making Japan rejected as ever as a hostile country by the international community.

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