calendar>>March 18. 2016 Juche 105
DPRK Scholar on Japan's Past Crimes
Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- Japan is resorting to all sorts of tricks to gloss over the issue of sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army.

The Japanese authorities in the Mar. 7 answer to the question put by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women asserted that any "evidence of forcible drafting of comfort women by the army and government organs was not found." And the Japanese Foreign Ministry opened to the public a document saying "the testimonies of forcible drafting of comfort women by the Japanese army and government officials were not confirmed."

In this regard, Dr. Kim Pyong Chol of Kim Il Sung University told KCNA:

Japan is so shameless enough to deny the coercion involved in the sexual slavery, which has been in the world limelight. Such behavior of Japan can not be construed otherwise than an open challenge to the historical truth.

There are a number of evidences witnessing that the Japanese imperialists forcibly drafted a number of women from Korea and other countries to make them sexual slaveries for the Imperial Japanese Army.

Evidences made public in the 1990s alone show that the army and the government of Japan directly organized the crime of sexual slavery with the approval of wartime Prime Minister Hideki Tojo and even the Japanese King was involved in it.

A professor of Johns Hopkins University in the United States opened to the public in 2013 a document saying that the establishment of "comfort stations" under strict rules was approved by military authorities in all areas where the Japanese army stationed.

The confidential documents in the archives of the Ministry of Defense of Japan prove that the Japanese government gave specific instructions to military units to run "comfort stations" with Korean women as sexual slavery.

In the face of such manifest facts, Japan is repeating the impudent assertion on "evidence" to cover up its bloodstained past crimes in a bid to pave the way for revival of militarism and reinvasion.

But history can never be changed with strained insistence and denial.

It is good for Japan to be honest to the international community, mindful that any attempt to cover up its past crimes will lead Japan to isolation and ruin.

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