Suga regime which assumed office on September 16 is vocal in expressing its readiness to “continue with Abe’s policy.”
Since Suga regime has come into existence as conditional on Abe’s resignation, we do not care what it takes over and what it does.
However, if its “continuation with Abe’s policy” means provoking us, this cannot be overlooked.
As has already been laid bare, during his continued tenure as Prime Minister, Abe has pursued the most extreme hostile policy, as compared to all of his predecessors, aimed at isolating and stifling the DPRK politically and economically while clamoring for a comprehensive solution to “issues of nukes, missiles and abduction” by means of dialogue and pressure.
Abe especially has been adamant in misusing the issue of abduction – an issue which was long resolved by our goodwill – to earn his political popularity and image.
It was none other than Abe who made a fuss about “settlement of abduction issue” whenever he was trapped in the political scandals and faced with unfavorable circumstances at home during his tenure, thus fooling the people and fueling the confrontational atmosphere towards the DPRK.
It has turned out, though, that Abe’s policy on the DPRK incurred only the bitter result of total failure due to his pursuit of unfairness.
Ridiculous is that Suga regime, hardly unaware of this record, is again making a queer scene of begging here and there for a solution to abduction issue with a stupid wish, aping Abe’s attempt.
Even an idiot is said to avoid clinging to a matter the end result of which is obviously predisposed.
Explicitly stating once again, abduction issue was long resolved in an impeccable and irreversible manner thanks to our sincerity and efforts.
After all is said and done, it would be appropriate to comment that the conduct of the Japanese politicians who are engrossed in the stupid things is no less than a reckless move of “waiting one hundred years for ocean to dry out.”
Ri Pyong Dok
Researcher of Institute for Studies of Japan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs