calendar>>February 27. 2016 Juche 105
Past Crime Committed by Japan
Pyongyang, February 27 (KCNA) -- It has been 140 years after militarist Japan enforced "Kanghwa Island Treaty", an aggressive and predatory treaty, on the feudal government of Korea.

In 1875 the Japanese imperialists cooked up the warship "Unyo-maru" incident to find a pretext for armed invasion of Korea.

Then they dispatched to the coast of Pusan and Kwanghwa Island of Korea their several warships with more than 800 troops aboard and coerced its feudal government into a negotiation over the incident in mid-January 1876. At the negotiation they raised a unilateral and gangster-like demand and urged the Korean government to accept their demand, posing military threat.

Such pressure resulted in the said "treaty", the keynote of which called on the Korean side to open its harbors for Japan and allow it to survey seas around Korea and draw marine chart. After all, the "treaty" made it possible for Japan to attain its aims for aggression on Korea in political, economic, military and other aspects.

After forcing the "treaty", the Japanese imperialists cooked up the "Ulsa (1905) Five-point Treaty" and "Korea-Japan Annexation Treaty" to reduce Korea into its colony.

The history shows that a nation weak in military muscle can not defend its dignity and sovereignty.

With this truth cherished deep in their mind, the army and people of the DPRK are now hardening their will to force Japan, their sworn enemy, to settle all its past crimes and pay dearly price for them, by dint of the Songun (military-first) politics.

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