Tuesday, 31 August 2021

KCNA Commentary on Japan's Shameless Rash Act to Repeat Past Crimes against Humanity

Pyongyang, August 31 (KCNA) -- China and Russia have recently disclosed some information about the germ warfare and living-body tests perpetrated by Unit 731 of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War.

What China revealed is the unit commander's statement about the fact that the Japanese imperialists accelerated the study and mass production of germ weapons and that they committed even the living-body tests.

The documents Russia submitted state that Japan sent Soviet Army soldiers, captured in the battles of Lake Khasan, Khalkhin-Gol, etc., to Unit 731 as guinea pigs for testing germ weapons.

This is new strong evidence testifying to the Japanese imperialists' crimes against humanity.

As already known, the Japanese imperialists had the unit, stationed in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province of China committed vivisection and other frightening atrocities for the development of biological and chemical weapons and killed an average of over 600 people every year.

Just before Japan's defeat, they did not hesitate killing the remaining over 400 people with potassium cyanide and machine guns and burning away their bodies to cover up their crimes.

Countless are the barbarous and cruel war crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists in the last century including the monstrous germ warfare atrocities by Unit 731.

However, Japan is trying hard to justify and cover up the history of blood-stained crimes, far from making a full apology for and reflect on their heinous past crimes.

Recently the German embassy in Tokyo released an article saying that the Second World War was a war ignited by German nationalism and Japan's militarism. The ultra-right forces of Japan reacted to it by insisting that Japan has nothing to do with the sexual slavery and such massacres as what was perpetrated by the Nazis. They even made sophism that Japan joined the war not to be a colony and, therefore, it can not hold the same blame for the war as Germany.

Recently the ultra-right reactionaries visited the Yasukuni Shrine again to swear revenge for Japan's defeat. And they also made public "the defense white paper for children" to imbue the new generation with territorial and reinvasion ambitions.

Not content with impudently denying the past crimes and inspiring militarism, Japan is going to destroy the "one per cent of GDP" model for military expenditure, which it has maintained though nominally, and has become all the more hell-bent on the arms buildup for the aggression war preparations such as the creation of new units, like "the second space operation unit", and the development and purchase of war hardware.

If mankind remain an onlooker to such acts of Japan, they will face misfortune and sufferings again.

Japan is a dangerous reinvasion-minded country and fascist force which deserves the international community's condemnation and punishment.

If Japan continues to make a mockery of and threaten mankind and commit crimes, it will be doomed to destruction. -0-

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