Pyongyang, January 16 (KCNA) -- Japan is now pressurizing the south Korean puppet regime to pull down the statue of a girl depicting the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army standing before its consulate general in Pusan.
Amid much fuss about "countermeasures" made by high-ranking
politicians such as the prime minister and the chief cabinet secretary,
Japan recalled its ambassador in Seoul and consul general in Pusan,
postponed the high-level economic talks and suspended the currency
exchange negotiations with south Korea as part of retaliatory steps.
This is nothing but a cynical ploy of the Japanese reactionaries to
cover up the hideous crimes committed by Japan against humanity in the
past by using the Park Geun Hye group of traitors steeped in sycophancy
and submission to the marrow of their bones.
The world community has seen lots of disgraceful behaviors of Japan
shunning the settlement of its past crimes for the past several decades
since the issue of sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army was
raised, but it cannot but be stunned by the on-going gangster-like and
brazen-faced acts on the part of Tokyo.
The statues of a girl standing in south Korea including those
erected before the Japanese embassy in Seoul and consulate general in
Pusan are not simple symbols but the statues bearing witness to the
hideous crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists against humanity
in the past and an expression of the protest against Japan's persistent
refusal to redress its sexual slavery.
As far as the "agreement" on the issue of sexual slavery for the
Imperial Japanese Army concluded between south Korea and Japan late in
2015 is concerned, it is no more than a product of a political
bargaining made by Japan with the south Korean puppet group in a bid to
keep its crime-woven history buried into oblivion through the payment of
a petty amount of money to them under the U.S. manipulation.
It was precisely Japan that shouted bravo after fabricating the
"agreement." In the "agreement" Japan denied the coercion involved in
the sexual slavery by using ambiguous words of "army's involvement" and
"sense of responsibility" and refused to admit the state and legal
responsibility for it.
After wooing the Park Geun Hye group of sycophants and traitors into
cooking up the criminal "agreement," Japan is putting increased
pressure upon its lackeys in south Korea to implement it come what may
though they are standing impeachment trial.
Japan is clamoring for "final and irreversible settlement" of the
issue of sexual slavery, claiming that the "agreement should be
implemented despite regime change" and it is taking a wait-and
see-approach towards the south Korean puppet forces' future attitude.
This is political hooliganism.
The sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army is a tragedy of history which can never be written off.
No matter how much water may flow under the bridge and no matter how
often a generation is replaced by a new one, Japan can never evade its
legal and moral obligation to make an honest apology and reparation for
its past crimes.
Japan's liquidation of its past crimes such as sexual slavery is not
a matter to be settled with a petty amount of money but its vital issue
of whether it becomes a normal state trusted by the world community
after redressing its crimes committed against the Koreans and other
Asian peoples or not.
Japan's sincere settlement of its past crimes is a job to be done
for itself as it can never be part of the world community without doing
The Korean people and other Asians will certainly force Japan to pay for its crimes generation after generation. -0-