calendar>>May 7. 2014 Juche 103
Japan Can Never Shun Settlement of Hideous Past Crimes: Rodong Sinmun
Pyongyang, May 7 (KCNA) -- Shortly ago, Japanese reactionaries thronged to Yasukuni Shrine to honor the memory of the war dead. The greatest number of Japanese politicians visited it since 1989. They made no scruple of blustering that they honored the memory of war dead and the visit would go on in the future, too, as Japan hopes for world peace.

Rodong Sinmun Wednesday observes in an article in this regard: This is nothing but nonsensical sophism that it is justifiable to tamper with history against the trend of the times.

Exposing the hideous unethical crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists against the Korean people in the past, the article goes on:

The Japanese reactionaries, far from honestly repenting of those crimes and apologizing for them, are praising those top class criminals as "patriots" and thronged to the shrine to honor their memory. It is absolutely intolerable.

The Korean people can never forget the monstrous crimes perpetrated by the Japanese imperialists after occupying Korea by force no matter how much water may flow under the bridge.

The moves of the Japanese reactionaries to keep their past crimes buried into the oblivion will only add to their crimes as they are going against the trend of the times.

It is a legal and moral obligation of Japan to liquidate its past crimes. The Japanese authorities had better know that they will become more hideous criminals than top class war criminals of Japanese imperialism if they calculate Japan may go without redressing its past crimes.

The Korean people will certainly force Japan to pay for its past crimes.

The Japanese reactionaries should express their will to liquidate the past crimes, to begin with, properly understanding the Korean people's enmity towards Japan.

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