We will exact price of past crimes from Japan

By Rim Won

The barbarous suppression of Koreans by the Japanese imperialists led to an anti-Japanese popular demonstration on June 10, 1926.

June 10 independence movement
Historical photo of anti-Japanese popular demonstration June 1926

The June 10th Independence Movement waged across Korea was an eruption of the pent-up grudge of the Korean nation against the severe colonial rule by the Japanese imperialists and a popular patriotic anti-Japanese struggle to retake the country and establish the sovereignty of the nation.

Upset by the indomitable will and patriotic spirit of Koreans, Japanese army and police made desperate efforts to suppress the escalating demonstration.

The cruel massacres of Koreans by the Japanese imperialists stained the country with the blood of the innocent people.

During their occupation of Korea, the Japanese imperialists made no scruple of slaughtering Koreans in a bid to exterminate the entire Korean nation. As a result, a great many Koreans lost their lives.

Notwithstanding, the Japanese reactionaries are craftily trying to evade the responsibility for the settlement of the past crimes, denying them.

No matter how much water may flow under the bridge, Japan's past crimes will never be put in oblivion. Its desperate efforts can never swim against the truth of history and justice.

(KCNA abridgment of Rodong Sinmun (ko) - June 10, 2019)