|calendar>>June 12. 2014 Juche 103|
Japan's Move to Evade Settlement of Past Crimes Denounced
| Pyongyang, June 12 (KCNA) -- Osaka Mayor Hashimoto, who co-heads the opposition Japan Restoration Party, recently told journalists that it was good that the Japanese people came to know about comfort women system and it was natural to oppose things which are at variance with historical facts.
He unhesitatingly talked rubbish that Japanese reactionaries made a group visit to the Yasukuni Shrine and honored the memory of the war dead and the visit to the shrine would be continued in the future, too, as Japan hoped for global peace.
All these show that Japan is not thinking of looking back on the past crime-woven history, Rodong Sinmun Thursday says in a commentary.
The commentary goes on:
Inhumane crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists in the past are not matters to be dealt with by historians nor a matter that can be written off by persistence as Japan might think.
Japan's crimes are hideous ones against humanity to which no statute of limitations is applicable even after the lapse of decades and it is a pending issue the solution of which is unanimously desired by the world.
Now more evidence proving crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists in the past are being disclosed one after another in different parts of the world, lashing the world people into greater fury.
Japan would be well advised to clearly understand the unanimous demand of the world people and the steadfast will of the international community to settle accounts with Japan for its crimes come what may.
Japan will be made to keenly realize sooner or later the truth that it can never go scot-free after committing crimes.
The present Japanese government is evading the responsibility for the past crimes the way of dodging the matter. Then the descendants of Japan will have to shoulder upon the responsibility till the end.
Tomorrow of Japan depends on its present attitude.
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