Pyongyang, March 7 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries' moves to nullify the issue of sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army and the south Korean authorities' humiliating act of conniving at them triggered off towering indignation among the Koreans.
Since the outset of the new year the Japanese reactionaries have
pressurized the south Korean authorities to implement the "agreement on
the sexual slavery issue", threatening that Japan can neither send back
the Japanese ambassador and consul general to south Korea nor can it
expect the normalization of the bilateral relations unless the girl
statues depicting a sexual slave for the Imperial Japanese Army standing
before the Japanese embassy in Seoul and the consulate general in Pusan
Shortly ago, the Japanese foreign minister went so arrogant as
telling the south Korean puppet foreign minister abroad that the project
for erecting a girl statue on Tok Islets is "intolerable", urging him
to take a proper step and warning him that what is important is result.
Japan, which committed the shuddering crimes against humanity by
taking 200 000 Korean women to battle fields after kidnapping them, is
now trying to check the campaign for erecting girl statues sweeping
south Korea and raise a claim to Tok Islets. This is a gangster-like
logic and the height of impudence.
The girl statues are not just simple sculptures but they are
symbolic of all Koreans' indignation at the Japanese imperialists who
committed unspeakable crimes against the Korean nation and their will to
take a thousand-fold revenge on the Japs of the island nation.
The Korean nation's unanimous bad blood towards Japan, the sworn
enemy of the nation, can never change no matter how many times a
generation is replaced by another.
However, the south Korean puppet authorities granted the Japanese
imperialists impunity for their past crimes and, not content with this,
are going all the more crazy for serving Japan, yielding to its
Foreign Minister Yun Pyong Se and other traitors slavishly promised
the Japanese reactionaries to "respect the agreement on the sexual
slavery and honor it" and went the lengths of sending informal notice to
the local self-governing bodies calling on them to remove the girl
They even let the pro-Japanese organizations paste posters reading
"Until when Japan has to be hated" and "Japan should be pardoned" in
places around girl statues and hurled police into investigating or
putting in custody members of civic organization active to protect the
As these traitors ride roughshod in south Korea, the Japanese
reactionaries still assert impudently that "they have no intent to
apologize" for the sexual slavery issue and "once money is received, the
girl statue has to be removed."
Now the opposition parties and all social circles of south Korea
strongly denounce the puppet authorities as modern-day "five traitors of
1905" who are no longer members of the nation as they behave in such a
humiliating manner after receiving just 1 billion yen less than the
price for race horses for Jong Yu Ra, daughter of Choe Sun Sil.
The nation can never escape shame and disaster as long as the group
of traitors prolonging their remaining days through hideous sycophancy
toward Japan is allowed to go at large.
All Koreans will certainly force Japan and the group of traitors to pay dearly for all their criminal acts. -0