calendar>>February 21. 2014 Juche 103
Rodong Sinmun Urges Japan to Liquidate Past Crimes
Pyongyang, February 21 (KCNA) -- Some time ago U.S. Congressmen submitted a letter to the U.S. State secretary demanding the Japanese government apologize for the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War. The British ambassador to Japan also demanded Japan make an apology and reparation, saying Japan should admit its past crimes.

Rodong Sinmun Friday comments on this as follows:

These clearly show that it is an unavoidable historical task of the Japanese government to clear off the crime-woven past and it is a hard-hitting requirement of the world people.

Japan, however, is denying it without discretion.

The Japanese authorities have yet neither admitted nor made an apology and reparation for the past inhuman crimes, going against the trend of the times. This is evidenced by the issue of the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army.

The Japanese chief executive is working hard to evade the blame for the issue, claiming that it has already been settled and it should be discussed by historians or experts in a quiet place.

Of late, the new president of NHK said that "there were comfort women in any country which fought a war and why only Japan should be blamed for it?"

Cloaked sin is bound to be aggravated day by day.

Japan should come to itself and keep pace with the trend of the times demanding the liquidation of the past wrongdoings, though belatedly.

It had better behave itself, bearing in mind that it is good for itself to honestly admit its past crimes and make an apology and reparation for them.

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