January 12, Juche 96(2007)


Samurais' War Hysteria under Fire


    Pyongyang, January 4 (KCNA) -- The director general of the Japan Defence Agency and other samurais were recently reported to have provoked the DPRK by crying out for military sanctions against it. This comes under fire by a signed commentary of Rodong Sinmun Thursday. It is not only an intolerable insult to the DPRK but an undisguised war outcry that the group of militarists of this island country dared compare the DPRK with Japan before the World War II, the commentary notes, and goes on:

    Lurking behind this diatribe is their sinister intention to impose international blockade upon the DPRK and, furthermore, use force against it by labeling it a "dangerous state." This is clearly evidenced by the fact that the ruling quarters and the gentry of the Liberal Democratic Party of the island country called for stepping up the preparations for its participation in the above-said military sanctions. The DPRK has already clarified that it would regard any sanctions against it as a war declaration.

    The Japanese militarists' talk about military sanctions against the DPRK is intended to seize it through preemptive strikes as they precisely mean military attacks on it. This reflects the nature of the samurais who have grown corpulent through aggression, war and plunder and are keen to get richer by the same method in the future, too. The above-said militarists are leaving no means untried to revenge the defeat suffered by the Japanese imperialists in the past, far from drawing a lesson from it. They have watched for a chance to stage a comeback to Korea for several decades since the end of the war, whetting their swords.

    This is one of the reasons why the ruling quarters in the land of Japs have deliberately deteriorated the DPRK-Japan relations, persistently raising the "abduction issue" which had already found its settlement.

    The aggressive nature and ambition of the Japanese militarists remain unchanged and their moves for reinvasion of Korea are getting more frantic as the days go by. Should the Japanese militarists dare preempt invasion of the DPRK to put it under their control, its army and people will deal merciless blows at them by the force of Songun and vent the towering grudge of the Korean people against their sworn enemy.

Japs' Foolish Bid for Permanent Membership of UNSC Ridiculed


   Pyongyang, January 6 (KCNA) -- Voices asserting permanent membership of the UNSC are again heard from among the Japanese authorities. This is nothing but an impudent act of political dwarfs, a reckless behavior of Japs keen on overseas expansion, oblivious of their responsibility for redressing Japan's past crimes. Rodong Sinmun today observes this in a signed commentary. It says: This island country has neither settled its past nor shaken off the ill-fame of a war criminal state. Yet, it is working hard to hold a responsible post at the UN. This is as ridiculous an act as behaving erratically, forgetful of where it stands.

    Japan is bereft of independence. It expresses its view on any issues arising in the international arena without its own viewpoint or judgement. It behaves without any principle, reading the face of its senior ally the U.S. before saying anything and echoing its utterances to please it. This is the mean diplomatic posture of the land of Japs. How can the international community allow such country to sit on the UNSC mandated to handle such important international issues as war and peace.

    Japan would be well advised to bear in mind that the permanent membership of the UNSC is not the post which anyone can hold as one wishes and it is not something that can be sold or bought nor is it the post obtainable with the backing of a big country.

    There is the proverb "One may point at a star but not pull at it." Japs had better properly know where they stand and honestly reflect on and redress its crime-woven past before the Korean and other Asian peoples as demanded by the times and their mind-set in order to win trust of the international community.

Japanese Reactionaries' Moves to Discard "Pacifist Constitution" Assailed


   Pyongyang, January 9 (KCNA) -- The Abe government's claim to revise the "Pacifist Constitution" during its term of office discloses its wild ambition to convert Japan into a state for a war of aggression at any cost, says Minju Joson Tuesday in a signed commentary. For Japan to rewrite its constitution which it has so far claimed to be a pacifist one can not but be a very dangerous development as it is aimed at putting the peace and security in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world at peril, the commentary notes, and goes on:

    There is no reason for Japan to rewrite the existing constitution if it wants to fully settle its crime-woven past in which it drenched Asia with blood and remain a pacifist state.

    What Japan seeks is to replace the "Pacifist Constitution," a hurdle lying in its way, by a new war constitution and launch militarist aggression overseas. The emergence of a new warlike state in Northeast Asia presages that there may repeat in the region the same massacre and destruction as what were perpetrated during the Second World War.

    The Japanese reactionaries had better know that the international community will never remain a passive on-looker to the revival of militarism. 

Japanese Authorities' Suppression of Chongryon Assailed


   Pyongyang, January 9 (KCNA) -- British organizations in statements on Jan. 3 and 4 denounced the Japanese authorities' undisguised suppression of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon). The British Association for the Study of Songun Policy in a statement recalled the recent fact that the rights of Koreans in Japan are wantonly infringed upon and their safety seriously threatened due to the Japanese authorities' suppression of Chongryon.

    The statement said that the above-said act runs counter to the international law and the spirit of the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration, strongly demanding the Japanese authorities respect the democratic national rights of Koreans in Japan.

    It fully supported Chongryon in its activities to defend the independent rights of Koreans in Japan and achieve the peaceful reunification of the country. The British Branch of the Friendship Association with the Korean People in a statement demanded the Japanese authorities immediately stop the crackdown upon Chongryon and guarantee all the rights of Koreans in Japan.

Suppression of Koreans in Japan Denounced


   Pyongyang, January 9 (KCNA) -- Jang Song Hoe, chairman of the south Korean Federation of University Student Councils (Hanchongryon), reportedly made public a statement on Jan. 2, denouncing the Japanese authorities and ultra-right conservatives for viciously suppressing the Korean residents in Japan while justifying the step to ban the entry of the DPRK ship "Mangyongbong-92" into Japanese ports. What is more serious is that the Japanese reactionaries have applied sanctions against the DPRK and perpetrated the suppression of Korean residents in close connection with the U.S. imperialists' moves for a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula, the statement pointed out.

    The statement said that the only way for ensuring the Korean nation's right to existence and peace and security in Northeast Asia is to wage a struggle to denounce the Japanese reactionaries' suppression of Korean residents.

    The struggle of Koreans in Japan against such suppression is just, it said, calling on those, who have national conscience, to join them in their struggle.

    The statement declared that as long as such suppression by the Japanese reactionaries continues, Hanchongryon will conduct all-people anti-Japanese struggle together with all the progressive organizations in south Korea.