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Japan Plunders Ores at Random in Korea
| Pyongyang, June 24 (KCNA) -- It is one of vicious crimes that Japan plundered tremendous amounts of ores at random in Korea during its colonial rule over Korea.
After faking up the "Korea Mining Act" in December 1915, it brought a number of Japanese mining companies into Korea.
Only in the period of 1910-1918, it plundered gold worth 97.225 million won calculated at the value of that time.
It monopolized the development of the Kapsan Mine, the then leading copper mine, and carried away a large amount of iron and copper ores.
It exploited tungsten mines in Changsong of North Phyongan Province and Mt. Kumgang of Kangwon Province to wholly ship their ore to Japan, along with graphite ore.
Its plunder of ores in Korea gained further momentum in the 1930s and 1940s.
The iron ore it carried away from 1943 to 1944 amounted to 5.596 million tons.
In the period of the Sino-Japanese War, it plundered 52,215 tons of copper and tens of millions of tons of coal.
Steel makers of Korea were wholly owned by only Japanese at that time.
Such being the fact, Japan has not made reparations still now.
The Korean people will make Japan pay dear price for it on any account.
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