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(Note: Here we collect the articles which give us a thinking. We hope you should also read them and think over as we do. However, the views expressed in the articles are not necessarily the same as ours.)
KCNA Commentary Calls for Removal of Conservative Group of S. Korea
Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- The south Korean conservative group is taking issue with the DPRK's stand clarified in the historic New Year Address for the development of inter-Korean relations and peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula.
The conservative opposition parties including the "Liberal Korea Party" and right-wing media and experts claim that the south "should neither start cooperation with the north nor meet the demands of the north", describing the principled stance of the DPRK as the "typical camouflaged peace offensive" and "high stratagem to sow seeds of discord".
This is a malicious act against the expectations of the whole nation and mankind that want to see the sustained current of dialogue and peace created with much effort on the Korean peninsula this year.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's historic New Year Address evokes a lively response among the world people as well as the Korean people.
A lot of media continue to report the full text and gist of his New Year Address full of his firm will to safeguard peace and ardent patriotism and heads of state, political parties, organizations and personages of various circles and experts of many countries express full support for the DPRK's consistent stand for the development of the positive situation on the Korean peninsula.
In particular, his New Year Address commands the absolute support by all the fellow countrymen as it calls for turning the Korean peninsula into the true home of the nation, which is the most peaceful and will prosper forever.
Upset by this, the south Korean conservative group is speaking ill of the address in a bid to keep it from having a great impact on the public.
This is hysterics of the confrontation maniacs who are frightened by the support of the people at home and abroad for the New Year Address which is daily increasing for its impartiality and vitality, and last-ditch effort of those who are left without any justification for existence as a result of the efforts for the development of inter-Korean relations and d?tente on the Korean peninsula.
Last year the conservative group termed the initiative and bold steps taken by the DPRK for bringing about an epochal turning point in the relations between the north and south the "camouflaged peace offensive".
The conservative group's criminal act such as slandering the historic Panmunjom Declaration and the September Pyongyang Joint Declaration and checking their implementation added another disgraceful page to the record of its crimes.
It is well known that with such confrontation maniacs remaining left in office the north-south relations were driven into complete catastrophe and the danger of war hanged over the Korean peninsula.
Looking back on the last year, all the Koreans came to bear in mind once again that only when they decisively sweep away the conservative group that stands in the way of peace and prosperity and brings nothing good to them, can they open a broad avenue to independent reunification.
It is a disgrace to the nation that the group of criminals who were given stern judgment by history is making desperate efforts to chill the unanimous desire of Koreans for national reunification. -0-
"Security Law" Is Disgrace to Nation: Rodong Sinmun
Pyongyang, December 17 (KCNA) -- Stronger voices in demand of the abrogation of the fascist "Security Law", notorious law, are being heard in south Korea with the lapse of 70 years after its fabrication, Rodong Sinmun Monday says in an article.
It is quite natural that the tendency to repeal the SL is being reinforced in south Korea, says the article.
The article brands the SL as an unprecedented evil law, a copy of the "Maintenance of the Public Order Act" cooked up by the Japanese imperialists to intensify their colonial rule over Korea and fascist crackdown on its people in the past.
The article goes on:
The successive south Korean conservative regimes grown out of pro-Japanese practices worked out the most notorious SL on the basis of the Japanese imperialists' fascist law which had served for indiscriminately killing the Korean patriots, far from liquidating it. And they constantly revised the SL in their interest to use it as an all-purpose means to retain their power and crack down on the people.
The history of the SL in south Korea is, indeed, the one of bloody crimes in which democracy has been mercilessly strangled by the fascist dictatorship, patriots judged by traitors and justice outraged by injustice.
Nonetheless, such thrilling evil law still remains poisonous in south Korea though the conservative regime was toppled down and the times of national reconciliation, peace and prosperity ushered in. This is a mockery of the public sentiment of south Korea and disgrace to the Korean nation. -0-
KCNA Commentary Derides Japan for Inviting Isolation
Pyongyang, November 28 (KCNA) -- The Abe authorities are suffering from unspeakable stress, being caught in contradiction in the international relations.
Being left out of concern by the U.S. the relations with whom it put great trust in and whom it regarded as the eldest brother, Japan Prime Minister Abe reached the state of asking the U.S. president never to put the clock hand backward in relations between Japan and the U.S. He even tried to flatter the U.S. by taking the lead in building cooperation mechanism for pressurizing the DPRK, hardly catching any interest of its master.
Though engaged in an array of diplomatic steps to access the DPRK with hope pinned on the DPRK-Japan summit in a bid to get rid of ever-worsening political isolation, Japan still raises rhetoric about sanctions and pressure and "abduction issue" in an effort to mislead the public.
At the East-Asia Summit held in Singapore on November 15, Abe cited his intention to independently improve relations with the DPRK and sit knee to knee with the supreme leader of the DPRK for the establishment of diplomatic ties.
Truly funny are the Japanese politicians with foolish intention on their minds as one can not but worry if they can get anything in return for peddling the worn-out rhetoric about sanctions and "abduction issue".
Japan has fully disclosed its being to the international community, and the political caliber of the Japanese politicians has already come to an end.
Japanese politicians should have sized up the change of strategic structure in Northeast Asia and the world and corresponding change of the world trend and have given double-thinking, if they truly wished for the better and prosperous future of the Japanese archipelago.
However, outwardly touting the improvement of relations with the DPRK, a factor of massive influence on the world strategic balance, Japan, being keen on brown-nosing the U.S. and reading its face, has played the role of a robust pace-setter for its master pursuing hard- and soft-strategy with regard to the DPRK issue.
When the U.S. included a DPRK-flagged trading vessel conducting normal trading transactions in a sanctions list of the United Nations in October, Japan, as if it had waited for it to happen, followed Washington's footsteps to include the vessel in its own sanctions list.
As for the "abduction issue" touted by Abe as a precondition for the improvement of the DPRK-Japan relations, it is just a political farce serving the purpose of stirring up the awareness of stand-off with the DPRK timed to coincide with the U.S. massive anti-DPRK "human rights" campaign.
The thoughtless act of Abe and his group against the DPRK, out of their senseless approach toward the ever-changing international political situation, is making Japan stand further isolated in the international community.
An Egyptian newspaper said the abduction issue cited by Japan is an issue ignored by the U.S., further commenting that there are wide-spread diplomatic disputes between Japan and south Korea over the issue of reparation for the victims of forcible drafting and the issue of dominium over Tok Islets, and that today Japan's interests are things out of concern of its allies.
Japan has no other way but to blame itself for the undeniably miserable fate it has been put today. -0-
KCNA Commentary Accuses LKP of Going against National Reconciliation
Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- There is a saying that one rotten pear spoils a whole heap.
The conservative group of south Korea denies the historic north-south declarations hailed by all Koreans and the international community only to enrage the public.
During the "parliamentary inspection of the administration" the conservative group led by the "Liberal Korea Party" rejected all matters related to the north-south relations developing on good terms, and cried out for forming the "great unity of all conservatives" and "rising against the ruling camp by concerted efforts".
The reckless moves of the group of traitors talking about the "great conservative unity" in a bid to sap the will of all Koreans to open up a new era of national reconciliation, peace and prosperity can never be pardoned.
The history of the nation clearly records the crime-woven traces of the traitors including those of the LKP who did nothing good for the nation but did harm to it only.
Since the very day of its appearance, confrontation with the compatriots in the north, sycophancy toward big powers, corruption and irregularities have represented the nature peculiar to conservatism. Whenever it faced crisis, it prolonged the remainder of its doomed life by committing betrayal and conspicuous transformation.
By resorting to the ruckus of scandalous "reform", the group of traitors turned the south Korean society into a den of evils.
Notably, the crimes they committed by stamping out the priceless agreements and fruits common to the nation to check national reunification, the cherished desire of all Koreans, are so terrible.
The insanity of the conservatives is to destroy the north-south relations which have been put on a new firm track of peace, reconciliation and cooperation and turn them back to the past when they were plagued with hostility and confrontation.
No matter how noisily they talk about "reform and change" and "new value of conservatism", their nature -- treachery, corruption and irregularities -- can never change.
There is no Korean who will tolerate the mode of existence of the conservatives seeking their way out in perpetuation of the national division.
Political, social and other circles of south Korea are terming the LKP "the target of elimination by the candlelight revolution for its evil doings" and "a political party which should disappear in the next general election." The LKP is being derided by the public for "working hard to preserve its vested rights and win next election."
The history of confrontation pursued by those seeking their dirty ambition for power and partisan interests, instead of the great intention of the nation, should be ended as early as possible.
It is urgent to eliminate the conservative group.
Every Korean should turn out in sweeping away the conservative group and doing things favorable to the improvement of the north-south relations. -0-
All Koreans Should Pool Efforts for Sake of Nation: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, October 6 (KCNA) -- Thanks to the bold decisions and will of the top leaders of the north and the south and much effort made by all Koreans, the seeds of reconciliation and peace sowed in the spring at Panmunjom are bearing rich fruit in the autumn.
It is a great success to be specially recorded in the history of the Korean nation that the "September Pyongyang Joint Declaration" was published and the nonaggression pact-like "military agreement to implement Panmunjom declaration" was adopted as an annexation of the joint declaration.
Now the international community is absolutely supporting the struggle of the Koreans for achieving durable peace and prosperity of the Korean peninsula and even hostile countries are welcoming it.
But there are forces seeking inter-Korean confrontation and division among the Koreans. This is just a disgrace to the Korean nation.
The "Liberal Korea Party" in south Korea is persistent in saying no to the ratification of the Panmunjom declaration at the "National Assembly" although its validity and vitality are being fully displayed in practice.
When the whole world is hailing the "September Pyongyang Joint Declaration", only the LPK is terming it "a declaration of little substance" and a "humiliating document in which the south was unilaterally disarmed by the north".
Such reckless act is enraging all Koreans as it has something in common with the treacherous acts committed by the past conservative regimes which slandered the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration as "pro-communist documents befitting enemy" for no ground and disturbed their implementation.
The past distressing history, in which valuable agreements and results common to the nation were misused for dirty greed for power and party stratagem, should never be repeated.
The meeting for national reunification, held in Pyongyang on October 5 to mark the 11th anniversary of the publication of the October 4 declaration, proved again the will of the Koreans to carry forward, preserve and implement the north-south joint declarations in their entirety.
People from various walks of life in south Korea are strongly demanding the NA ratification of the Panmunjom declaration, a manifestation of their fixed will to strenuously develop the north-south relations, not repeating the historical lesson caused by the anti-reunification forces.
Inevitable is the doom of the conservative forces going against the new history of national reconciliation and unity being written by the north and the south together.
To realize the historic cause for peace of the Korean peninsula and the future of the Korean nation, all should pool their efforts, instead of seeking partisan interests.
When all Koreans implement the Panmunjom declaration and the "September Pyongyang Joint Declaration" by their concerted efforts, the new era of independent reunification, peace and prosperity will surely come. -0-
KCNA Commentary Slashes Japan's Wild Ambition for Reinvasion
Pyongyang, September 13 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries have become all the more zealous in their moves to grab the inviolable territory of the Korean nation.
After finalizing the study guidelines for high schools in which they made it compulsory to educate in "dominium over Tok Island" in March last, the Japanese reactionaries in the defence white paper for 2018 in August described Tok Island as "part of the inviolable territory of Japan", holding that the "issue concerning the northern territories and Tok Island still remains pending".
This revelation of the shameless ambition for territory is a wanton violation of the dignity and the right to sovereignty of the Korean nation.
Tok Island is inviolable part of Korea's territory in geographical, historical and legal points of view.
It has been part of Korea's inalienable territory since it was first discovered and dominated by Koreans from thousand and hundreds of years ago, and this has repeatedly been acknowledged by the successive feudal governments of Japan.
The Imperial Ordinance No. 41, worked out and announced by the Korean feudal government in conformity with the requirements of international law in the modern times, and the "Cairo Declaration", the "Potsdam Declaration" and Memoranda Nos. 677 and 1033 of the Supreme Command of the Allied Powers signed and announced during and after the Second World War all clearly prove the legal position of Tok Island as the territory of Korea internationally.
Japan's territorial claim to Tok Island is just like an empty claim deserving no passing note.
There does not exist any "territorial issue" between Korea and Japan, and if any there remain an issue of Japan's brigandish invasion of the land of Korea in the last century and its dream for seizing an opportunity for reinvasion that still lingers.
Japan is building up the public opinion over the issue of "dominium over Tok Island" and is internationalizing the issue to cause territorial disputes just the way it used to do in the past in a bid to secure conditions and environment for the reinvasion of Korea. This can be seen as part of its moves to realize its ambition. But this is just a wild dream.
Japan had better face up to the changed political and strategic landscape of the region and the world, with cool reason, before getting zealous for reinvasion and eyeing other's land.
If Japan seeks to stain the inviolable territory of Korea, being oblivious of the lesson of history and the requirements of the times, it can never be pardoned.
It is the will of Korea to settle accounts with Japan, the sworn enemy of the Korean nation, to the last. -0-
History Wants Clearance of Evils Left by S. Korean Conservatives: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, August 8 (KCNA) -- The deep-rooted evils left by the conservatives which had decayed the whole south Korean society are reminiscent of the Pandora's Box.
It has been disclosed that the court authorities of south Korea were in cahoots with the regimes of traitors Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye in committing evils. This is just another scandal which followed the recently revealed case of the attempted military coup which stunned the public.
The scandal of the court authorities who engaged themselves in unjust judgments to kowtow to the regimes seriously affected politics, finance, culture and other sectors of the south Korean society.
Its victims include a former "prime minister", lawmaker, part-time worker, lawyer and those who had been forced into sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army.
Due to unreasonable judgments made by the court, many innocent people were arrested and jailed, many of them lost their lives, legitimate political parties and organizations were forcibly dissolved, and human rights, justice and democracy were mercilessly stamped out.
All facts shed light on the disgusting colors of the conservative group of traitors who used even the judicial power symbolic of justice and impartiality as their tool for political suppression and a servant of the regime and indulged themselves in committing illegal acts in a bid to maintain their dictatorial rule and stay in power.
This being a hard fact, Ryang Sung Thae, former president of the Supreme Court who is the principal in the case, and other court authorities are persisting in denial, insisting that they had never engaged in making unreasonable judgments in trials. They are putting the brake on the prosecution's investigation, refusing to submit relevant information to the prosecution.
The last-ditch effort of the conservative evil group is, indeed, as stubborn as mule like this.
Unless all deep-rooted evils are liquidated, the tragedy that injustice prevails over justice and falsity insults truth will repeat in south Korea.
The elimination of the conservatives' deep-rooted evils is the judgment made by history.
The sly artifice of the criminals who seek to calm down the angry public and avoid legal punishment will make the public let loose their burning indignation only.
Civic and social bodies, people from all walks of life and media of south Korea are calling the case "judicial terrorism by the regime against the people".
They are launching strong actions to root out the evils, demanding truth probe, punishment of those involved in the case and reparation for the victims.
The south Korean people will show once again in the spirit of the candlelight resistance which ousted Park Geun Hye group of traitors that the conservative group can never evade the severe punishment by the public. -0-
Rodong Sinmun Blasts Vain Ambition and Prejudice of S. Korean Authorities
Pyongyang, July 20 (KCNA) -- The south Korean authorities of late said on several occasions that they brought about a "great turning point of history" such as the north's participation in the Winter Olympics, the visits of high-level special envoy, south-north summits and the DPRK-U.S. summit out of common understanding that the north's nuclear issue should be settled on the basis of solid south Korea-U.S. alliance. This is misrepresentation of facts and shows that they are brazen-faced enough to admire themselves.
They talked such nonsense that they created an atmosphere of the international support for the settlement of "the north's nuclear issue" through an array of diplomatic steps with neighboring countries. Not content with it, they went the lengths of making impudent remarks that unless the DPRK and the U.S. keep the promise they made before the international community, they "would severely be tried".
Rodong Sinmun Friday says in a commentary that the severity of the situation lies in that it is the deliberate building up of public opinion pursuant to the south side's "state policy", not just the view of some media or scholars, and that the high-ranking authorities came out as key advocates.
One is free to comment on things happening and express one's opinions but one-sided thought and prejudice would cause an unjust result and would be a crime of misrepresenting justice and truth, the commentary says, and goes on:
The situation urges us to again shed light on and analyze the "theory of driver of the Korean peninsula", a theory serving as a foundation of the thinking of the south Korean authorities, ground of their speech and guarantee of their action.
Everyone knows how there was the dispatch of teams with mission for reunification and peace that shook Phyongchang with the thunderous hurrah for reunification in the wake of the appeal made by the illustrious great man on the New Year's Day to make this year an eventful year of great turn to be specially recorded in the nation's history, an appeal that moved the earth and heaven. How was it possible for the world to see the two historic north-south summits in just 29 days that ushered in a new era of independent reunification, peace and prosperity and resulted in all the high-level talks and sub-sector talks and all the undertakings in Kaesong Industrial Zone and Mt Kumgang.
The historic moment when there was the DPRK-U.S. summit in Singapore brought with it a great breakthrough toward another new era, the era of DPRK-U.S. cooperation, breaking away all of sudden their hostile relations.
This stark fact clearly proves how abnormal the south Korean authorities are to come out with the "theory of driver of the Korean peninsula".
The south Korean authorities cry out for implementing the Panmunjom declaration at negotiating talks with us. But they have not yet taken any practical measures for the fundamental improvement of the north-south relations, reading the face of their American masters, thereby leaving important issues between the north and the south permanently pending.
It is a principle clear from the past history that south Korea fails to play the role of even an assistant, to say nothing of the "driver", as it is caught in the evil cycle in which it has to flatter the one only to see the other repelling and in which it has to see the other interfere after it submits to the one.
To make useless "admonition", being seized by the absurd "theory of driver", may cause trouble to the peace process on the Korean peninsula and bring sad results of offering the dishonest forces the opportunity to fish in troubled waters.
The south Korean authorities are wearing a veil of the improvement of the relations because of the public opinion but they fail to discard the improper way of thinking belonging to the era of confrontation.
Tied by the chain of submission and confrontation created by the outdated and ruined conservative forces, the present south Korean authorities fail to make a great set-out in the new starting line of history.
We closely follow the remarks and actions of the south Korean authorities. Sporadic confrontation words heard from authorities of the Unification Ministry are also taken note of.
They must not run amuck at such an important time as now, being hell-bent on meeting their political interests and maintaining their face.
They would be well advised to come to their senses, though belatedly, and not to follow the outsiders but to opt for the road of independent reunification and By Our Nation Itself, as wished by the people.
Herein lies their future. -0-
Japan Should Show Sincerity for Peace: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, June 25 (KCNA) -- With the exception of Japan, the world has hailed the adoption of the joint statement at the DPRK-U.S. summit held for the first time in history and noteworthy changes witnessed in the situation of the Korean Peninsula.
Japan, seized with anxiety about the present situation, is working hard to flee from such bitter reality as passing Japan and calm down the public opinion and mindset at home.
It is evidenced by the fact that Japan decided to stop the civilians' evacuation drill which it has conducted under the pretext of "missile threat" from the DPRK.
The Japanese government announced that it decided to stop "civilians' evacuation drill, set to be conducted in nine prefectures with local self-governing system including Tochigi and Kagawa, from the judgment that there is slim possibility for north Korea to fire a ballistic missile at the present moment."
The evacuation drill should have already been stopped as it was prompted by Japan's sinister intention to incite the anti-DPRK atmosphere and create a climate for turning itself into a military giant.
The Japanese authorities have conducted nearly 70 rounds of national evacuation and information notification drills allegedly under the pretext of "threat" from the DPRK from April last year, including the large-scale evacuation drill in downtown Tokyo for the first time in history which was staged on January 22 when a full-dress session of Diet opened.
Since such drills were conducted without let-up, civic and other organizations in Japan have called for halt to the drills, saying that "the government still creates terror-ridden atmosphere."
It is logic that if Japan truly wants peace, it should do things commensurate with peace.
But the Abe government goes against it.
Over the last five odd years after its coming into power, the Abe government made big stride in turning Japan into a military giant, as evidenced by the adoption of security strategy and the establishment of new state security council in 2013, institution of three principles on the transfer of defense hardware in 2014, the adoption of all-inclusive security legislation in 2015 and the revision of Japan-U.S. agreement on mutual provision of goods and manpower in 2016.
It increased the military spending to the highest level in history in the last six years under the pretext of coping with "threat" from the DPRK. The previous limits of military spending allocation have been surpassed by the crafty method of adding supplementary budget to the military spending.
The chief executive of Japan betrayed his real intention by claiming that the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises should be staged as scheduled even when the issue of the postponement of the exercises was brought up for discussion over the Winter Olympics. Now, he gets the jitters at the discontinuation of the joint military exercises.
Japan should be clearly mindful that if it has not a proper intention on the issue on peace and security, this will result in passing Japan.
It should stop the large-scale military exercises and arms buildup for reinvasion, roll back its hostile policy toward the DPRK and liquidate the past so as to show the world its sincerity for peace. -0-
Repatriation of Women Citizens of DPRK Is Urgent Pending Issue: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The truth behind the group abduction of women citizens of the DPRK by the puppet conservative forces of south Korea has been disclosed to touch off a flurry of censure from the public at home and abroad.
The south Korean civic organizations and people from all walks of life demand the authorities' official apology, the assurances for the prevention of recurrence of the similar event, immediate send-back of the women employees and disbandment of the Intelligence Service, and the Bar Association for Democratic Society has taken a legal action of referring those involved in the abduction to the prosecution, saying that "it has been fully disclosed that the women employees of the north were abducted by the Park Geun Hye regime".
With the trend for national reconciliation and peace prevailing in the north-south relations, the families of the victims and other Korean people hold out hope to see their beloved daughters coming back.
National reconciliation and unity are by no means abstract concepts.
The processes of unraveling one by one the tangled issues remaining pending in history and relieving every member of the nation of their pain would be steps toward peace and reunification.
The settlement of humanitarian issues attributable to hideous policy for confrontation with the fellow countrymen pursued by the past conservative regime is a prerequisite.
This would also serve as an important occasion showcasing the sincerity and will of the south Korean authorities for the sustained development of the north-south ties and peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula.
This is the reason why the repatriation of the women citizens of the DPRK draws attention of all the fellow countrymen and the international community, beyond the humanitarian issue.
The atrocities committed by traitor Park Geun Hye who made a mockery of the destinies of the flowering girls and tried to tarnish the image of the dignified DPRK in order to meet her dirty political ambition can never be pardoned.
No one can shun or connive at it.
The concealment of the crime against humanity committed by traitor Park Geun Hye would mean an open denial of the south Korean mindset willing to see the abolition of evils, and a serious crime going against the implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration.
The ambiguous attitude to the send-back of the women citizens of the DPRK would be little short of adding more crime.
A proper step is essential. -0-
Japan Had Better Mind Its Own Plight: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, May 7 (KCNA) -- Over the 3rd inter-Korean summit, Japanese Prime Minister Abe recently talked rubbish that Japan would never be excluded from the process of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and he expects detailed actions for the denuclearization.
His inferiors, conservative media and experts echoed his rubbish, playing down the significance of the north-south summit meeting and talks at Panmunjom and calling for constant pressure on the DPRK.
Now the whole world is viewing the Panmunjom summit as a great event that made a fresh breakthrough for peace and security not only in the Korean peninsula but also in Northeast Asia and other parts of the world and had great impact on the world political trend.
But only Japan is spouting a load of rubbish, being displeased with it. Its ill-behavior, at a time when the atmosphere of reconciliation and peace is being created thanks to the proactive step and sincere efforts of the DPRK, clearly shows the real intention of the political dwarfs seized with anachronistic way of thinking.
Japan should ponder over its behavior and feel ashamed of itself under the present developing situation where a dramatic turn is being made.
Its awful behavior, prompted by its wild ambition for checking the trend of dialogue and peace, only provokes a side-splitting laughter of the world public.
It seems as if Japan tries to show a "hard-line" attitude toward the DPRK.
However, this is no more than a stupid last-ditch effort to give a face-lift to its lost image after being excluded from the settlement of the issue of the Korean peninsula.
Actually, "passing Japan" has become a hot topic of the public across the world.
Experts and analysts are commenting that Japan's loud voice reflects its complicated thought of being marginalized in the settlement of the dialogue-centered issue of the Korean peninsula, adding that Japan told others not to believe north Korea but it could not stem the trend.
Such opinion that it is very pitiful to see Japan left alone despite the rapidly changing situation in Northeast Asia is prevailing in Japan.
"Passing Japan" was caused by Japan itself. The authorities of Japan, who dislike being behind others in the calculation of interests, had better face up to the present situation, though belatedly.
They are resorting to sleight of hand and flattering to get an opportunity for setting their feet on the land of Pyongyang. They should bear in mind that they can never do so if they persist in ill-minded behavior.
It seems that what is urgent for Abe is to allay his concern about his political destiny at stake.
The rate of supporting the Abe Cabinet dropped into 26.7 percent for being involved in high-profile graft revealed one after another but the number of those saying no to it is increasing. Many Japanese are taking to street in protest against Abe who was branded as "mastermind of scandals" and "liar."
Japan had better mind its own plight, instead of going against the trend of times. -0-
KCNA Commentary on S. Korean Authorities' Seeking Confrontation in League with Conservatives
Pyongyang, April 4 (KCNA) -- There has been another farce of confrontation with the DPRK in south Korea at a time when there are increasing support and expectation of the public for the improvement of the north-south ties.
On the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the sinking of "Cheonan" ship, there was a "ceremony to mark the day of defending the West Sea" with the attendance of "government" officials including the prime minister, ruling and opposition party politicians and the U.S. forces commander in south Korea, and more than 10 warships went about in the East Sea of Korea, fanning up the atmosphere for confrontation with the DPRK.
Such rhetoric as "threat" and "atrocities" and ill-boding calls for "firmly defending the West Sea despite the phase for the improvement of the south-north ties" and "keeping security tight even though there is hope for settlement of peace" were heard from those events, shocking the people.
This is an intolerable confrontational racket going against the north-south dialogue and reconciliation phase and a provocative act openly slandering and threatening the dialogue partner.
The criminal nature of the "Cheonan" ship sinking has already been revealed and the truth behind it is being proven through the study by lots of experts and scholars and testimonies made by those concerned with the case.
Even the typical conservative media Chosun Ilbo clarified that it is natural for the public not to trust the "investigation results" made public by the government, adding the truth about "Cheonan" is bound to be exposed over time, and everyone has to be serious before the truth beyond political faction and ideal if one does not want to have one's head lowered in shame at the moment of judgment.
What is clear is that the Cheonan case was a hideous plot deliberately hatched by the pro-U.S. conservative regime to escalate confrontation with the fellow countrymen.
The present south Korean authorities calling for abolition of evil is keeping holding anti-DPRK confrontational farce as part of its anachronistic acts to use it for escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen. How can it be viewed as a proper stand toward dialogue.
After the creation of the phase for reconciliation and dialogue between the north and the south, dishonest confrontational act of faulting the DPRK have been observed one after another in south Korea.
What's more, far from making efforts to contribute to the atmosphere of national reconciliation and unity as unanimously demanded by the public at home and abroad, the south Korean authorities joined the chorus of the conservatives. This makes us skeptical about their true intention.
What is the true intention sought by them in pursuing confrontation while going in cahoots with the conservatives?
The south Korean authorities have to make this clear.
Continued abuse of the smear campaign for escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen, going against the trend of the times for national reconciliation and peace and prosperity can not but be viewed as a sinister intention to make the relations between the north and the south those of hostility and confrontation in which they can never get reconciled.
The double-dealing attitude will only hamper the smooth development of the north-south ties.
The south Korean authorities had better remember that it may find themselves in trouble should they continue such frivolous act at such a crucial moment as now. -0-
KCNA Commentary Urges Japan to Face up to Trend of Times
Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries are desperately inciting the atmosphere for sanctions and pressure on the DPRK, much upset by the ever-changing trend of the situation.
The Japan Times on March 7 said that Japan is most embarrassed under the prevailing situation, detailing the fact that the Abe group is calling for ratcheting up the pressure on the DPRK and claiming that the sanctions are proving effective.
Their stereo-typed rhetoric about "sanctions and pressure" is nothing but rubbish ignorant of the developments.
This is just the last-ditch struggling aimed to reverse the trend of the times made by the islanders who have fished in troubled waters by aggravating the situation on the Korean peninsula.
The Japanese reactionaries have always taken the lead in executing their U.S. master's policy of "maximum pressure".
The prime minister, foreign minister and other high-ranking politicians were all set in motion to solicit cooperation for putting pressure on the DPRK in the international arena and they meddled in the affairs of others, going shameless to ruin the feast of the Korean nation.
But the racket for sanctions and pressure which was pushed forward with much effort has already gone flat.
Japan, which clamored for monitoring the "sea smuggling activities" of the DPRK, tried to inveigle other countries while calling for "sharing burden" and "sharing monitoring". But no country is responding to it.
Japan zealously called for "strong solidarity among Japan, U.S. and south Korea" and "close cooperation" as regards the DPRK issue, but it faced only serious concern over estrangement of Japan.
Still now, the Japanese reactionaries are making a shrill cry demanding "sanctions and pressure on the DPRK", indicative of their extreme uneasiness over their frustration.
The situation is making a rapid change.
Now is a high time that Japan meditated over its policy toward the DPRK, facing up to the trend of the times for itself.
We have already warned that the Japanese reactionaries may not get a ticket for Pyongyang if they go ill-natured without discretion.
It would be wise for them to stop useless struggling and follow the trend of the times, before it is too late. -0-