North Korea’s state-run media KCNA “urges Japan to behave itself”
The following article is reprinted with permission from Korea News Service (KNS), Tokyo, citing North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang.
KCNA Urges Japan to Behave Itself
January 11, 2011
Pyongyang, January 11 (KCNA) — A diplomatic document declassified by the Japanese Foreign Ministry recently disclosed the fact that Sato, prime minister in 1969, proposed [to] the U.S. himself that Japan would provide a rear base to south Korea in “contingency” on the Korean Peninsula.
He said at the talks with the U.S. secretary of State at that time that “if there came a formal request from south Korea on this matter, it was his intention to let not only bases in Okinawa but those in other parts of Japan provide logistic support to south Korea.”
This discloses the invariable scenario of the Japanese reactionaries for staging a comeback to Korea as it provided a glimpse into the successive Japanese rulers’ wild ambitions to invade Korea.
In the 1950s when the U.S. imperialist aggression forces launched a brigandish war against the young DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] Japan offered its territory as logistic and sortie bases for them.
Officers of the Imperial Japanese Army provided to the “U.N. Command” explanations and detailed maps not only on the military strongholds in the DPRK, harbors, factories, schools, hospitals but also on the type of every facility and voltage used there to help the U.S. forces in their military operations.
Japan was not recovered from the aftermath of its defeat in the war but spared no human and material assistance to the U.S. imperialists during their aggression against the DPRK.
Japan, having such precedent, is keen to launch reinvasion in the new century under the U.S. war umbrella in a sinister bid to fish in troubled waters.
This is evidenced by the following fact: Japan is contemplating revising the “Japan-U.S. Defence Cooperation Guidelines” to hurl its “Self-Defence Forces” into the Korean front in “contingency” on the Korean Peninsula under the motto of “closer alliance” with the U.S.
In case the U.S. ignites another Korean war, Japan is set to take part in it as a force of aggression.
Japan had better draw a lesson from its history and behave itself.