August 17, 2022
KCNA Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EN)

Grave Challenge to Peace and Security of the World

Date: 20/05/2022 | Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EN) | Read original version at source

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Japanese defense ministry recently made public a draft of its “2022 White Paper on Defense”. In it, it picked a quarrel with our measure to bolster self-defense capacities saying that we “are unilaterally increasing the degree of provocation against the international society.”

Japan, through its annually announced White Paper, never misses provoking us as a “threat” and “provocation”, and is behaving itself as a judge.

This can’t but be an ill-willed behavior like a thief crying "Stop thief!".

Does Japan then have any real qualification or face to pick on the other calling it as a “threat”?

If we are to speak about Japan, it is a criminal state which inflicted an immeasurable misfortune, suffering and disaster upon humankind with its continued aggression and war in the last century.

The tragedy of bloodshed did not cease, and hot-blooded outcry did not abate wherever aggressive military boots of Japanese imperialism had reached.

Especially, the gravest crime against humanity committed by the Japanese imperialists in Korea is the most outrageous and cruel one unprecedented in the history of aggressive war.

The Japanese imperialists abducted and took in custody millions of young and middle-aged people before forcing them slave labor or sacrificing them as cannon fodder, and committed shuddering atrocities of turning hundreds of thousands of women into sexual slaves. The world, to say nothing of the Korean people, are demanding that Japan make apology and compensation for it.

But Japan denies its bloodstained past, far from making an apology for its super-class crime against humanity it had committed in the past. It also does not hesitate to extol to the skies the chief war criminals who had died in the aggressive war.

It is none other than Japan which persists in pursuing revival of the imperial times. This includes naming the newly-built ships after the warships which were buried at sea during the aggressive war in the last century.

Recently, Japan is showing ill-boding military moves while putting spurs to possession of offensive weapons aimed at a preemptive strike against its opponent.

Japan, a war criminal state which had invaded many countries in the last century, continues to reinforce its military strength without tendering any apology to its war crimes. All the facts vividly show that it indeed poses a grave challenge to peace and security of the world.

Kim Jong Hyok

Researcher, Institute for Studies of Japan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DPRK

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