September 28, 2020
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Japan Should Show Sincerity for Peace: KCNA Commentary

Date: 25/06/2018 | Source: KCNA.kp (En) | Read original version at source

Pyongyang, June 25 (KCNA) -- With the exception of Japan, the world has hailed the adoption of the joint statement at the DPRK-U.S. summit held for the first time in history and noteworthy changes witnessed in the situation of the Korean Peninsula.

Japan, seized with anxiety about the present situation, is working hard to flee from such bitter reality as passing Japan and calm down the public opinion and mindset at home.

It is evidenced by the fact that Japan decided to stop the civilians' evacuation drill which it has conducted under the pretext of "missile threat" from the DPRK.

The Japanese government announced that it decided to stop "civilians' evacuation drill, set to be conducted in nine prefectures with local self-governing system including Tochigi and Kagawa, from the judgment that there is slim possibility for north Korea to fire a ballistic missile at the present moment."

The evacuation drill should have already been stopped as it was prompted by Japan's sinister intention to incite the anti-DPRK atmosphere and create a climate for turning itself into a military giant.

The Japanese authorities have conducted nearly 70 rounds of national evacuation and information notification drills allegedly under the pretext of "threat" from the DPRK from April last year, including the large-scale evacuation drill in downtown Tokyo for the first time in history which was staged on January 22 when a full-dress session of Diet opened.

Since such drills were conducted without let-up, civic and other organizations in Japan have called for halt to the drills, saying that "the government still creates terror-ridden atmosphere."

It is logic that if Japan truly wants peace, it should do things commensurate with peace.

But the Abe government goes against it.

Over the last five odd years after its coming into power, the Abe government made big stride in turning Japan into a military giant, as evidenced by the adoption of security strategy and the establishment of new state security council in 2013, institution of three principles on the transfer of defense hardware in 2014, the adoption of all-inclusive security legislation in 2015 and the revision of Japan-U.S. agreement on mutual provision of goods and manpower in 2016.

It increased the military spending to the highest level in history in the last six years under the pretext of coping with "threat" from the DPRK. The previous limits of military spending allocation have been surpassed by the crafty method of adding supplementary budget to the military spending.

The chief executive of Japan betrayed his real intention by claiming that the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises should be staged as scheduled even when the issue of the postponement of the exercises was brought up for discussion over the Winter Olympics. Now, he gets the jitters at the discontinuation of the joint military exercises.

Japan should be clearly mindful that if it has not a proper intention on the issue on peace and security, this will result in passing Japan.

It should stop the large-scale military exercises and arms buildup for reinvasion, roll back its hostile policy toward the DPRK and liquidate the past so as to show the world its sincerity for peace. -0-

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