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Japanese Reactionaries Slammed for Denying Sexual Slavery for Imperial Japanese Army
Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- A vice-minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan recently denied the Kono statement which admitted the crimes related to sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army. At a meeting, urging the reexamination of the Kono statement the vice-minister said he shared the view with the rhetoric of ultra-rightists and he would fervently support them.

Rodong Sinmun Tuesday says in a commentary in this regard:

This is a brigandish behavior to conceal Japan's history of aggression and hideous crimes against humanity.

It is the contention of the present Japanese authorities that if they admit the Kono statement, it would mean admitting by themselves the Japanese imperialists' history of aggression and hideous crimes against humanity and, consequently, they would lose any justification for their persistent negation and distortion of history and moves for reinvasion.

That was the reason why the vice-minister let loose a spate of outbursts denying the Kono statement.

Great irony is that the Japanese reactionaries are making poor excuses in a bid to calm down the rebuff of the international community while working hard to reduce the Kono statement to a dead paper.

The situation goes to clearly show how desperately the Japanese reactionaries are trying to turn back the wheel of history.

But with no efforts to put the hands of a clock back, can they stem the trend of history and with no rhetoric can they justify their crime-woven history.

If Japan does not want to be pushed to the margin of history, it should reflect on itself honestly in face of all truth about the past.

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