Pyongyang, April 29 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Wednesday gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA as regards Japanese Prime Minister Abe's crafty behavior to cover up Japan's past crimes while insulting the victims of the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army:
Abe on his trip to the U.S. termed sexual slaves "victims of flesh
traffic" in a recent lecture and at a press conference he let loose a
spate of reckless remarks asserting that sexual slaves were results of
What Abe uttered was an intolerable insult to the victims.
Explicitly speaking, the sexual slaves for the Imperial Japanese
Army were victims of the sexual slavery systematically enforced by
militarist Japan by force, not victims of flesh traffic.
The hideous crimes committed by Japan against humanity during its
occupation of Korea and World War II are stark historical facts that can
neither be concealed nor be covered up.
Abe and other Japanese right-wing conservative forces are working
hard to totally negate their past crimes and evade responsibility for
them through such crafty wordplay. This can be done only by hooligans
devoid of morality and human conscience and psychopath bereft of
elementary normal sense.
Abe's reckless remarks that shielded the hideous crimes against
humanity in disregard of the international community strongly urging
Japan to make an apology and reparation for its past crimes including
the issue of sexual slavery vividly showed the moral vulgarity and
impudence of Japan.
Abe reportedly said Japan would donate funds to the UN for the
protection of women's rights. This is also a base act of making mockery
of mankind as it means bargaining on inviolable human rights with a
petty amount of money.
If the Japanese authorities persist in putting under the carpet the
past crime-woven history of Japan and repeating it, it will never escape
destruction more shameful than its defeat in the past war.
The Abe-led Japanese authorities should drop their anachronistic way
of thinking and honestly admit and apologize and make reparation for
all the inhuman crimes including the sexual slavery as demanded by the
international community. -0