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Rodong Sinmun Urges Japan to Opt for Apology and Reparation
Pyongyang, June 4 (KCNA) -- A group was set up and launched its work in Japan recently to look into the background against which former Chief Cabinet Secretary Kono worked out a statement admitting the forcible drafting of sexual slaves for the Imperial Japanese Army.

Japan had loudly trumpeted about inheriting the Kono statement in the past. But now it is denying measures taken by the preceding governments and persistently distorting the crime-woven history in a bid to realize its ambition for reinvasion.

Commenting on this, Rodong Sinmun Wednesday terms this a revelation of a sinister attempt of the Japanese reactionaries to deny truth and justice of history, distort crime-woven past, facilitate Japan's militarization and veer to the Right and thus realize its ambition for reinvasion at any cost.

The crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists are hideous crimes against humanity that shocked the world, the commentary notes, and goes on:

History records lots of aggressions and wars, big or small. But there are no beasts like the Japs who took to battlefields 200 000 Korean women to meet their animal desire and boost the aggressive fever of the army.

The ultra-right reactionaries of Japan have behaved mischievously in recent years, denying the existence of the sexual slavery and saying they would reexamine the Kono statement.

The Japanese reactionaries' denial of the past crimes and distortion of history are a prelude to reinvasion.

No matter how desperately Japan may try to deny its past crimes and distort history, Japan's past crimes can never be written off from history and the minds of the world people.

Japan should not behave mischievously but opt for making an apology and reparation for its past crimes. This is the way for the present Japanese government to shake off the ill fame of an enemy state.

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