Shortly ago, the police of Toyama Prefecture of Japan officially admitted that the two women who had gone missing in 1996 were found dead in the country. At that time they had claimed that the "possibility of kidnapping of them by north Korea cannot be excluded".
Their dead bodies were reportedly discovered in a car which was lifted up from the bottom of the sea off a port in the prefecture in March this year and their identities were confirmed through DNA tests.
It added to the clear examples which prove the absurdity of the "kidnapping" issue touted by Japan.
However, Japan insists that the number of specified missing persons, whose possibility of having been "kidnapped" by the DPRK cannot be excluded, has reached hundreds throughout the country.
The issue of missing persons, an inevitable product of the anti-popular social system of Japan, is apparently a domestic affair of the country and it has nothing to do with kidnapping even in the light of its conception.
If there is no result after a fixed period of investigation, all the people reported missing are automatically listed as victims of kidnapping in Japan.
This is not just a matter of incompetence of the police authorities, but a product of the policy hostile toward the DPRK pursued by the Japanese politicians who are working hard to seek their selfish interests by maximizing and internationalizing the issue of missing Japanese as a political and diplomatic one.
In fact, Japan has neither qualifications nor justifications to attach any conditions in the relationship with the DPRK.
It is a country which committed class-A crimes against humanity: In the last century it occupied Korea and abducted, kidnapped and forcibly drafted its more than 8.4 million young and middle-aged men and 200 000 women, drove them to battlefields and construction sites and mercilessly killed at least one million of them.
It is none other than the "kidnapping" issue which had already been solved that Japan has come out with in a desperate bid to evade the responsibility for the past sins at any cost and legitimize its policy hostile toward the DPRK by presenting itself as a victim, not an assailant.
By continuously publicizing the time-worn "kidnapping" issue, Japan tries in every way to cover up the reality of the unpopular social system troubled by the steadily growing number of suicides and missing cases and divert the anti-government sentiment at home to abroad and, furthermore, create an atmosphere favourable for realizing its ambition for reinvasion.