Japan needs to know itself

By Min Chol

Despite the growing signs of reconciliation and peace in the Korean peninsula and region, Japan is still clamour for sanctions and pressure against the DPRK.

On June 28, Japanese prime minister Abe, in a desperate bid to put a brake on the trend of easing tensions in the region, insisted on the complete implementation of the anti-DPRK "sanctions resolutions" at the G20 summit meeting in Osaka.

Two days later, the top leaders of the DPRK and the US met at Panmunjom on the Korean peninsula to the surprise of all, holding up Abe to derision.

Such a man is called a fool who is as blind as a bat.

The favourable development of the Korean peninsula situation further intensifies Japan's isolation.

It is a due result brought about by the foolish behaviour of Japan, which has persistently pursued a hostile policy towards the DPRK in disregard of the general situation.

The pitiable plight of Japan, which has continued to beg others to relay its card behind the scenes of top-level diplomatic activities which are conducted briskly centring on the DPRK, only thrusts into limelight the incompetence of the island country which is incapable of judging the reality and dull in political sense.

On July 2, Tokyo Shimbun said that Japan is the only country that has not yet held a summit with the DPRK among neighbouring countries and “Abe’s diplomacy has been placed outside the mosquito net again”.

It is ridiculous that Japanese foreign minister Kono talked about the "policy to maintain sanctions" against the DPRK again just after the historic DPRK-US summit meeting.

Japan had better act reasonably as befits a lonely "champion" of the useless anti-DPRK sanctions resolutions.

(Source: The Pyongyang Times - July 14, 2019)