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Corrupt Politics Breed Corrupt Practices: KCNA Commentary

Date: 28/03/2020 | Source: KCNA.kp (En) | Read original version at source

Pyongyang, March 28 (KCNA) -- It has been nine years since the Fukushima Atomic Power Plant accident in Japan, but its aftereffects still linger. A strong earthquake and tidal wave caused the accident in May, 2011.

The Tokyo Shimbun recently carried an article titled "Nine Years after Great Earthquake Disaster in East Japan, Still Over 47 000 Evacuees".

The time set by the Japanese government for "reconstruction and creation" is approaching, but tens of thousands of displaced evacuees still live an arduous life. The longer the evacuation life, the more people are committing suicide and the death toll is on the rise due to the poor living conditions and diseases.

The number of cancer cases caused by radioactive rays is on the increase among those who returned home and they are experiencing extreme sufferings due to the aggravating economic situation, damaged ecological environment, etc.

This notwithstanding, the Japanese government releases underreports, saying that all the problems have already been settled. It is even hatching a plot to discharge the highly concentrated radioactive contaminated water into the sea.

It is a typical reminder of the unpopular policies of Japan which prioritizes the interests of the government more than the safety of the people.

Corrupt politics is bound to beget corrupt practices.

The Japanese society is ailing from all sorts of social evils bred by the reactionary politics, the damage from which has now reaches records high.

According to the Japanese Police Agency, last year the number of the cases of child maltreatment spotted by the police and the number of victims reached the highest figure in history. And the number of the children, believed to have been treated badly, has topped 90 000 for the first time since 2004 when the statistics began to be collected.

The proportion of teenagers in the suicide rate has risen for three consecutive years and the number of children who were found to be abusing hemp increases ten times for the last seven years, arousing concern.

In a report on the status of women published by the World Economic Forum, Japan was the 121st country out of 153 countries, the lowest in its history. The birth rate was also the all time low last year.

As proven by figures and facts, the island country tops even in the capitalist world in terms of mental and moral corruption though it trumpets about human rights, equality and well-being, and often finds fault with the internal affairs of other countries.

It is natural that corruption and jungle-law are endemic and extreme misanthropy and individual selfishness are rampant under the social system of Japan where past history of aggression is denied and justified, world peace is sacrificed for its militarist ambition and rising generations are inspired with reactionary ultra-nationalism, national chauvinism and mammonism.

Genuine human life can never be expected from the desolate political climate in Japan. -0-

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