December 04, 2021
KCNA Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EN)

Abduction and Drafting of Koreans – Gravest Crimes With No Statutory Limitations (3)

Date: 24/11/2021 | Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EN) | Read original version at source

Forced Drafting and Forced Labor Imposed Upon Koreans Are Serious Violation of International Laws

The Japanese imperialists’ policy on forced drafting of Koreans and imposition of forced labor upon them is an inescapably grave crime in view of the legal aspect, to say nothing of the ethical and moral aspects.

It is because the policy outrageously violated the international laws and the relevant regulations pertaining to humanity.

The relevant regulations of the Far Eastern International Military Tribunal and of the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal specify that massacre, annihilation, enslavement, abduction and other inhumane acts against the civilians before or during hostilities are defined as war crime regardless of how it is specified in the domestic legislation of the country where the crime took place.

The Japanese imperialists’ policy on forced drafting of Koreans and imposition of forced labor upon them is apparently a war crime.

All the criminals who had worked out and carried out the policy should have unquestionably been brought to trial of the history according to the above regulations.

The Japanese legislation of that time including “National Mobilization Act” and “National Draft Ordinance” which had been argued by the Japanese imperialists for what they called as legal basis are all in contravention of the relevant international laws and regulations.

The Japanese government’s ongoing struggle to distort and obliterate the de factor and de jure pursuit of the policy on forced drafting and forced labor are tantamount to shielding the crimes of the Japanese militarists, and it is no different from attempting to follow in the footsteps of its forerunners.

No matter how desperately Japan tries to deny and distort the history, justice and conscience will never tolerate it. And the more it attempts to cover up its crimes of abduction and forced drafting of Koreans, the higher price its future generations will be made to pay, as such an attempt will only be multiplying the crimes.

Kim Jong Hyok

Researcher, Institute for Studies of Japan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DPRK

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