Japan has no future without settlement of its past

Date: 17/07/2019 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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Civic organizations in Saitama Prefecture, Japan held a rally on July 7, the day of the July 7 incident, where they strongly urged the Japanese government to have correct perceptions of the history of aggression and reflect on it.

Minju Joson Tuesday in a commentary said it shows that the Japanese government's improper posture on the settlement of the past evokes much criticism even in Japan, to say nothing of the international community.

The commentary went on:

Making an apology and reparation for crimes is a universal ethical practice in human society.

But Japan is acting in a sordid way to flee from its responsibility, while evading the political obligation it assumes before history and mankind.

Japan's persistent evasion of past settlement further narrows its political position with its international image tarnished.

Japanese politicians should face up to the present world.

Unless Japan settles its crime-woven past, it can never build a rosy future.

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