North Korea Warns Japanese 'Reactionaries' May Spark Regional War
Text of report in English by North Korean news agency KCNA in Pyongyang.
The ultra right conservative forces of Japan are these days escalating their moves to push it to the Right in the socio-political aspect, obsessed by the militarist view that they support the prime minister's visit to the "Yasukuni Shrine" and it is "interference in internal affairs" for other countries to say this and that about the visit. Nodong Sinmun Monday [4 July], in a commentary, warns that if the Japanese reactionaries continue to go ahead as now, it will spark acute political and military confrontation between Japan and other Asian countries. Thecommentary goes on: Japanese politicians' visit to the "Yasukuni Shrine" is not a matter confined to Japan only. But it is a very sensitive political issue of global nature as it is related to Japan's approach towards its past war of aggression and the issue of the damage done to the Asians and hints at the way to be followed by it in the days ahead. By placing visits to the shrine on a regular political basis the ultra right conservative forces of Japan seek to infuse strong militarist idea into the Japanese to keep them ready to go out for a war of aggression any time. That is why the Japanese reactionaries are bringing into bolder relief their true colours as cobra-like militarists and arrogantly insisting that they are taking the road chosen by them, lending a deaf ear to the Asian countries' opposition to the visits to the "Yasukuni Shrine". Accusing Japan of stepping up in real earnest the arms build-up, including nuclear weaponization and the introduction of the missile defence system and the advance of the "Self-Defence Forces" overseas under the pretext of "security", the commentary warns this would only precipitate its isolation and ruin.