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Rodong Sinmun Raps Japanese Chief Executive's Reckless Remarks Denying Past Aggression
Pyongyang, May 16 (KCNA) -- The chief executive of Japan, answering the questions put by journalists about the issue of history during his recent junket to Europe, blustered Japan would not make an apology the way Germany did.

Rodong Sinmun Friday observes in a commentary in this regard:

Japan recorded one page of indelible crimes in history by imposing big disasters on mankind in the past century. Yet, its chief executive was so brazenfaced and reckless in his utterances.

The reckless acts of the Japanese reactionaries are in sharp contrast to Germany, the same defeated country.

The German authorities made an apology to the victims of the Second World War on behalf of the state. Germany took phased steps for paying reparation to the war-affected states and individual victims in the wake of expressing deep apology and repentance for the past criminal acts several times after the war. Such steps were prompted by the stand to honestly reflect on the past wrongdoings and not to repeat them. So, Germany is welcomed and sympathized by the international community.

The Japanese reactionaries, however, have not yet made a clear apology for the past crimes. They are not dreaming of paying any reparation. On the contrary, they are persistently challenging the stark historic facts.

The rackets of the ultra-right forces for totally denying the past aggression are going beyond the tolerance limit. The crime-woven history is now being praised. This is a revelation of their sinister attempt to realize the ambition for reinvasion at any cost by facilitating Japan's militarization and its lurch to the Right.

Japan's apology and reparation are necessary for the future of Japan, not for others. This is the only way out for Japan.

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