Pyongyang, February 1 (KCNA) -- Newspapers Wednesday carry articles contributed by researchers at the Institute for Japan Studies to disclose the crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists, on the lapse of 111 years since their establishment of the "residency-general", an organ for their colonial rule over Korea.
Ra Myong Song, a researcher of the institute, in an article carried by Rodong Sinmun says:
The Japanese imperialists fabricated the "Ulsa (1905) Five-point
Treaty" through threats, blackmail, pressure and fraud under the
spurious signboard of "protection." Pursuant to it, they formally
established the "residency-general in Korea" in Seoul on February 1,
1906, enforcing the "resident-general's rule."
The establishment of the "residency-general" and its rule were, in
essence, aimed to wantonly violate the sovereignty and dignity of Korea
and pursue a colonial rule over it.
The "resident-general" was the supreme ruler who deprived Korea of
all rights such as legislation, jurisdiction, administration and
The Japanese imperialists set up a "mechanism for controlling the
residency-general and governor's office," empowering the
"resident-general" to exercise the same rights as the governor
general's. The "resident-general" belonged directly to the Japanese king
and he was authorized to suspend the enforcement of laws and treaties
related to diplomatic issues in Korea and rescind them on behalf of the
Japanese government. He was mandated to promulgate "ordinances of the
residency-general" to detain Koreans and issue an order to use force of
The supreme ruler of Korea was not the emperor of the Korean feudal
government but the "resident-general" of Japan and the ruling organ was
not the Korean feudal government but the "residency-general" of Japan.
Kim Hong Hwi, a researcher of the same institute, in an article
contributed to Minju Joson, discloses that the Japanese imperialists
enforced "the resident-general's rule," keeping Korea under their
military occupation with huge aggressor forces present and establishing a
brutal gendarme and police system to mercilessly crack down even the
slightest anti-Japanese elements. -0