DPRK media urges Japan to settle war crimes

22:41, September 14, 2010      

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KCNA, the official news agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), issued an article on Tuesday, urging Japan to settle its war crimes.

According to the article, Japan's settlement of its past war crimes has become "a serious international requirement."

Voices demanding Japan's reparation of its past crimes have grown stronger on several international arenas on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the victory of World War II.

The outcry was particularly louder among Asian countries, KCNA said.

The more that Japan delays settlement of its past, the much more debt it will have to face, the article warned.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan failed to mention the issue of making compensations for war crimes against the Korean people in his statement issued recently on the occasion of the centenary of the Korea-Japan Annexation Treaty.

The treaty signed on Aug. 22, 1910, by the Japanese administration of Ito Hirobumi put Korea under its colonial rule until 1945, when Japan surrendered to the Allies in World War II.

Source: Xinhua


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