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Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), received a reply message from Bashar Al-Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic, on September 14.

The Syrian president in the message extended thanks to

Kim Jong Un for having sent a good congratulatory message to him on his birthday.

He affirmed that the support from the DPRK and other friendly countries for the Syrian people serves as the factor to make Syria achieve success in the war against terrorism.

He wished Kim Jong Un good health and happiness and the friendly DPRK prosperity.

(KCNA - September 20, 2019)

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STATEMENT
By DPRK FM Roving Ambassador Kim Myong Gil

Kim Myong Gil, roving ambassador of the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, released the following statement on Friday:

I have read with keen interest the report that U.S. President Trump pointed to the injustice of applying the mode of "Libyan-style abandonment of nukes" to the DPRK and proposed a "new method" for the improvement of the DPRK-U.S. relations.

I, as the chief delegate of the DPRK side to the DPRK-U.S. working-level negotiations, would like to welcome the wise political decision of President Trump to approach the DPRK-U.S. relations from a more practical point of view now that a nasty trouble-maker who used to face everything out of his anachronistic way of thinking has disappeared from the U.S. administration.

If the former shilly-shallying U.S. administrations with a rigid way of thinking were still in power, an uncontrollable situation would doubtless be created on …

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Commentary in Minju Joson

There was a test-fire of submarine-launched ballistic missile Trident-2 D-5 by the U.S. navy in waters off San Diego, California, some days ago.


The U.S. justified the test as something unavoidable, claiming that it was for the verification of its performance aimed at extending its lifespan.

The test-fire of the missile is a dangerous military act to maintain hegemony in the field of the strategic nuclear armed forces and realize its ambition for world supremacy.

The U.S. nature as a harasser of peace and stability was brought to light.

It is the invariable ambition of the U.S. to steadily bolster the nuclear force in quality and quantity and to put it to use, if necessary, to realize its criminal aim for world domination.

The U.S. frenzy for nuclear modernization gives the lie to its rhetoric about "denuclearized world" and "nuclear disarmament".

All the countries and nations should be vigilant against the U.S. stepping up the nuclear mod…

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By KCNA

"Specified missing persons" have been found one after another in Japan, deriding the Japanese reactionaries who repeatedly got vocal about the "abduction issue."


The Police Agency recently announced that a man of Yamagata Prefecture origin who went missing in 1983, giving rise to a claim that "possible abduction by north Korea" can not be ruled out, was found dead in the country in April last year and a woman who was reported missing in 1990 was found safe in June this year.

In May and August the agency officially admitted that it "rules out the abduction possibility by the north" as the whereabouts of the residents who disappeared several decades ago were confirmed in the country.

As proved by the frequent release of statements by the police authorities, the "abduction issue" touted by the Japanese government is nothing but a clumsy charade which has no justification for being politicized and internationalized as it is just an…

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By Ho Yong Min
Rodong Sinmun

The coteries of the "Liberal Korea Party" (LKP) of south Korea openly incite Japanism and tout without hesitation the phrase "Our Japan".

The LKP men have long resorted to pro-Japanese acts, enraging the whole nation.

Even now, the traitors are actively following Japan in its moves to launch reinvasion, yearning for the past when their ancestors lived in wealth and luxury in return for selling the dignity and interests of the nation.

They term the righteous anti-Japanese struggle of south Koreans of all social standings "neo-seclusionism", "impulsive agitation against Japan" and "reckless suicidal act", thus revealing their colors as traitors steeped in pro-Japanism to the marrow of their bones.

Chosun Ilbo which carried the picture of the flag of the rising sun over its title dating back to the period of the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule over Korea is also actively abetting acts of pro-Japanese…

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By Minju Bae & Ju-Hyun Park

Originally published in TruthOut

On September 11, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a screenshot of CNN’s headline ticker and highlighted “Trump Sides with Kim Jong Un,” assessing “That’s it. That’s the headline.” She continued, “Obviously [Former National Security Advisor John] Bolton leaving is good — it was an enormous mistake to appoint him in the first place. One doesn’t need to boost authoritarians to make the point.” And then, two minutes later, Rep. Ilhan Omar retweeted Ocasio-Cortez, “Trump sides with yet another dictator.”


To their credit, both congresswomen voted for House Resolution 152 (introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna) earlier this year, which calls for the formal end to the Korean War. However, it was disappointing but unsurprising to watch two of the most progressive members of Congress discuss Korea in this light. After all, the sentiments that Representatives Ocasio-Cortez and Omar expressed are commonamong Democrats writ large. In the…

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We will fight for future of our children Kang Chu Ryon, vice-chairwoman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and chairwoman of the Central Standing Committee of the Union of Democratic Korean Women in Japan released a statement titled "We will fight to the end for the future of our children" on September 11.

The Japanese authorities are working overtly and covertly to exclude kindergartens of the Korean schools from the list of "free-of-charge system of infant education and care" by invoking "Child Rearing Support Act" which will take effect from October.

The exclusion of the children of Koreans obliged to pay consumption taxes just like the Japanese people is an extremely unfair and heinous national discrimination, the statement noted.

The Japanese authorities of more viciously and persistently resort to political suppression and discrimination against Chongryon and Koreans in Japan despi…

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By Rodong Sinmun

The 14th National Conference of Teachers held some days ago served as a historic occasion as significant as a turning point in the development of Juche-oriented education.

It is the intention and determination of the Workers' Party of Korea at present to bring about a radical turn in education and surely put the level of education on the most developed one in a short period so as to bring up all students to be revolutionary talents who would shoulder upon themselves the building of a prosperous country.

All the teachers and officials should turn out as one in bringing about a great turn in education true to the will of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

All the teachers should fulfill their responsibilities and duties as career revolutionaries in implementing the Party's policy on bringing about a radical turn in education.

Bringing about a turn in education is, in essence, effecting a turn in the qualifications of teachers who are like frontline soldiers in effecti…

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The Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the China-Korea Friendship Association jointly hosted a reception on September 11 in Beijing to mark the 71st founding anniversary of the DPRK.

Present there on invitation were DPRK Ambassador to China Ji Jae Ryong and staff members of his embassy.

On hand were Li Xiaolin, president of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, officials concerned including those of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the Central Military Commission of China, the Foreign Ministry, etc.

Speeches were made there.


Li Xiaolin said that the diligent and brave Korean people have achieved great successes in developing the economy and improving the people's standard of living under the guidance of President Kim Il Sung, H.E. Kim Jong Il and Chairman Kim Jong Un in the past 71 years. Today the Korean Party and people are struggling to car…

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The Progressive Federation of Students of south Korea and its affiliated organizations staged protests in different areas of south Korea, where they designated pro-Japanese politicians as four traitors and censured them on Sep. 11, according to the south Korean internet newspaper Jaju Sibo.

A press conference was held in front of Seoul Railway Station under the sponsorship of the Progressive Federation of Students of south Korea and the Seoul Progressive Federation of Students.

They designated as four pro-Japanese traitors Hwang Kyo An, Ra Kyong Won and Kim Mu Song from the "Liberal Korea Party" and Ryu Sung Min from the "Parun Mirae Party".

They said that the traitors supported Japan's brutal economic invasion of south Korea and set themselves against the public anti-Japanese resistance and the abrogation of the general security of military intelligence agreement.

They pushed for the resignation of the traitors and the dissolution of the conservative oppositi…

ANSWER
By DPRK MFA Spokesperson

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on September 17 with regard to Japan's intrusion into our exclusive economic zone.

On August 23 and 24, the patrol boat and ships of Japan Coast Guard were chased out by the self-defensive measures of the DPRK when those made illegal intrusion into our exclusive economic zone.

The expulsion of the Japanese ships from our zone is a just and righteous exercise of our sovereign rights.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK sternly alerted Japan through diplomatic channel to the latter's need to take due steps for heading off any possible reoccurrence of such acts of intruding into our zone and obstructing the activities of our fishing vessels.

(KCNA - September 17, 2019)

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According to the south Korean MBC, the Justice Preserving Solidarity for Settling the Issue of Sexual Slavery of the Imperial Japanese Army (Korea Council - ed), the Bar Association for Democratic Society (Minbyun - ed) and other organizations of south Korea held a rally outside the UN Office in Geneva on Sept. 12 to lay bare the abuses of human rights committed by the Japanese imperialists in the past.

The organizations stressed that more than 1 400 Wednesday rallies were held by victim grandmothers and people of various circles in demand of the settlement of the issue of sexual slavery for the imperial Japanese army outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul, but the Japanese government still refuses to make an apology and reparation for the criminal sexual slavery and ignores the recommendations of the international community.

(KCNA - September 17, 2019)

The Pusan City Committee of the Minju Party of south Korea made public a commentary on Sept. 11 to condemn "Liberal Korea Party" (LKP) for its humiliating attitude to Japan, according to the south Korean internet newspaper OhmyNews.

The commentary queried the platform of the LKP which refuses to sign a resolution blasting Japan for tougher stance on south Korea.

What remains to hand down to new generations is a challenge and spirit of resistance to Japan's economic aggression and distortion of history, not defeatism, it stressed.

(KCNA - September 17, 2019)

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By Hong Jin Hyok
Rodong Sinmun

There is no immutable mode in developing the state and social system, but the fundamental principle of progress and development that one should solve everything and open a shortcut to a leap with one's own efforts in any case does not change.

Self-reliance is the core in state building and activities and the line that should be consistently maintained and embodied.

The mode of development based on self-reliance is not new to us.

The Workers' Party of Korea that put up the banner of independence has put forward self-reliance as the lifeline of state-building in the whole period of revolutionary leadership and has neither known an inch of deflection nor a trifling deviation from the orbit of self-reliance and self-development.

It is the fixed determination and will of the Party to build up national economic power in the shortest span of time and successfully attain the goals set by us by giving fullest play to the revolutionary spirit of self-reli…

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STATEMENT
By DPRK FM DUSA Director General

The director general of the Department of U.S. Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Monday made public the following statement:

It is fortunate that the U.S. has repeatedly expressed its stand to tackle an issue through dialogue and negotiations.

I hope that the working-level negotiations expected to be held in a few weeks will be a good meeting between the DPRK and the U.S.

A proposal that the U.S. put forward at the negotiations may improve the relations and, on the contrary, may add to the hostility towards each other.

In other words, the DPRK-U.S. dialogue suggests two options--crisis and chance.

In this sense, the upcoming working-level negotiations will be an occasion decisive of the future road of the DPRK-U.S. dialogue

Clear and invariable is the DPRK's stand.

The discussion of denuclearization may be possible when threats and hurdles endangering our system security and obstructing our development are clearly removed beyon…

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By So Song Bom
Rodong Sinmun

To intensify class education is a very important issue that should not be neglected even a moment in accomplishing the cause of socialism, and the consistent policy of the Workers' Party of Korea.

In order to firmly prepare the popular masses to be vanguard fighters resolutely struggling against the enemy by preserving the revolutionary principle and class stand under any circumstances, it is very important to dynamically conduct class education.

We should cement our political and ideological position to be steel-strong by intensifying class education with good methodology in order to firmly preserve and successfully carry out the socialist cause.

Form and method of class education should be constantly developed as required by the developing times to thoroughly equip all people with strong anti-imperialist class consciousness.

The new generations, who have grown up happily, hearing about but not experiencing exploitation and oppression, have now emerg…

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An event "Day of Korea" took place on Sept. 9 on the sidelines of the 2019 Beijing world horticultural expo.

Present at the event were officials of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant fields, the DPRK ambassador to China and his embassy members and others.


Ambassador Ji Jae Ryong and a vice-chairman of the CCPIT made speeches.

Speakers said that the "Day of Korea" event is significantly underway to mark the 71st founding anniversary of the DPRK on the sidelines of the Beijing world horticultural expo.


They stressed that the DPRK-China friendship associated with the great heart and soul of the leaders of the elder generation of the two countries is invariably consolidating and developing on the basis of the deep trust and personal relations between Chairman Kim Jong Un and President Xi Jinping under the complicated international situation.


They said that the DPRK and China are the fr…

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Military nexus between the US and the Japanese reactionaries extremely endangers the peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and the Asian region. By KCNA

The U.S. is getting all the more reckless in its aggressive military acts.

In August it held "latter half south-U.S. combined commanding post exercise" against the DPRK. It also staged large-scale naval combined drill with Japan for over 10 days and in its wake started the one month-long joint large-scale military drill simulating the "contingency on the Korean peninsula" from August 26.

This is another serious military provocation against the DPRK and a dangerous act of threatening peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and the region.

The broad international community now hopes more than ever the parties responsible for the situation on the Korean peninsula would think and act with reason.

The U.S. which signed the historic June 12 DPRK-U.S. joint statement is under obligation to stop all military ac…

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A tablet to honor Chairman Kim Jong Il was displayed at the "Lenin Plaza" Station of Novosibirsk Metro in Russia with due ceremony on Sept. 6.


Engraved on the tablet were letters "Comrade Kim Jong Il, chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, visited the 'Lenin Plaza' Station of Novosibirsk Metro on August 11, 2001" in Korean and Russian.


Attending the unveiling ceremony were personages of various circles in the city including the mayor of Novosibirsk City of Russia, masses, the family of Ya. T. Nobichenko, an internationalist soldier, the DPRK charge d'affaires ad interim in Russia and his embassy members.


The participants placed a floral basket and bouquets at the tablet.

Kim Jong Il commemorative plaque in the Novosibirsk metro (ru) (KCNA - September 13, 2019)

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By Om Ryong

The African Union plays an important role in solving various problems, especially the disputes between African countries, arising in different fields of politics, the economy and culture.

A typical example is the detente in Sudan.

Recently, both contending sides of Sudan held talks and agreed on the operation of the government. According to the agreement, both sides decided to form a sovereign council which is operated in turn and a civil government with independent state power. An agreement on the declaration of the constitution systematizing the work of interim governmental organs was signed by both contending sides and special envoys from the African Union and Ethiopia.

The UN congratulated the AU on its contribution to bringing about a positive change of situation in Sudan.

The AU mapped out a flexible strategy while calling on those concerned with the Sudanese issue to make redoubling efforts so as to settle the difference in views.

Problems for putting an end to reg…

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By Choe Yong Nam

An Iranian oil tanker, which had been seized by the UK's Royal Marines in the Straits of Gibraltar, has recently set sail again.

As was reported, the Royal Marines captured the tanker on July 4 for the reason that it transported oil to Syria. There was a fierce diplomatic row about the incident.

Welcoming the safe release of the oil tanker, the Iranian foreign minister said that the US' attempt to prevent the ship from getting free aimed to seize the assets of Iran in the open sea by abusing the legitimate system.

The Iranian ambassador to the UK said that the illegal seizure of its vessel was withdrawn, adding that the US' desperate bid to check the UK from freeing Iran's oil tanker turned out to be a failure.

The US state secretary in an interview with a broadcasting station said that Iran would have more money, assets and resources needed for going on with its “terror” offensive as he expressed regret about the release of Iran's ship. Underscor…

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By Min Chol

Many countries are concentrating state investment on the space industry with projects for the development of outer space gaining strength internationally.

Russian President Putin, in a recent Security Council meeting, stressed the need to implement the basic state policy on space development by 2030, adding that it is important to take the initiative in this field in order to carry out the national development programme, ensure the security of the country and gain the competitive edge of technology.

Not only China and Russia but also many other countries are jumping on the bandwagon for the research and development of outer space.

Iran is pushing ahead with preparations to send up a new satellite into orbit.

India successfully put into space an unmanned spacecraft for moon exploration last July.

Myanmar is also channelling national efforts into space development in the wake of mapping out a plan for launching its own satellite.

Amid brisk activities for the development of…

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By Song Jong Ho

Japanese politicians have become ever more undisguised in their claims to others' territories.

Shortly ago, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives from a conservative opposition party in an SNS criticized south Korean national assemblymen for protesting against Japan's measure for export regulation on Tok Islets, saying that “the Self-Defence Forces troops should be dispatched to drive the illegal occupants out of the islets and that Japan cannot but retake them by fighting a war”. A few months ago he talked about war on a visit to the Kuril Islands of Russia, causing considerable controversy.

Defence Minister Iwaya condemned the recent military drill staged by the south Korean army to defend the islets, describing it as “unacceptable and very regrettable”. And he shamelessly demanded it stop military exercises in the future, arguing Tok Islets are an inherent part of Japanese territory from the historical and legal point of view.

It is the world-re…

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By Kang Chol Ho

The true features of the DPRK are that it is a country in which the people-first principle is fully embodied.

This principle embodies the Juche-oriented revolutionary philosophy that the people are the most precious and powerful beings in the world and reflects the unwavering commitment of the DPRK government to love the people dearly and satisfy their demands and interests.

With a view to carrying forward and holding up the ennobling ideas and intentions of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il, who believed in the people as in heaven and devoted their lives to their interests, the Party defined the essence of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, the guiding ideology of the revolution, as the people-first principle and set it as the greatest priority to apply the Juche-oriented view on the people in the activities of the Party and the state.

The Workers' Party of Korea gives top and absolute priority to people's interests in all fields of state and social life…

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By Kil Chung Il

Mt Kumgang in Kosong and Kumgang counties of Kangwon Province is 60 kilometres long from north to south and 40 kilometres wide from east to west, covering an area of 530 square kilometres.

As it embraces a magnificent, graceful and singular natural landscape of all kinds of forms and figures, it has been called one of the eight beauty spots in Korea and one of the three mysterious mountains since olden times.

It has many peaks, especially Piro Peak rising 1 639 metres, gorges, rocks, waterfalls and pools. It forms a conspicuous biosphere as it is in harmony with a variety of rare animals and plants.

The Mt Kumgang area is one of the rainy and snowy regions with warm weather in the country. Outer Kumgang in the east is affected by a mild oceanic climate due to the effect of warm current in the East Sea of Korea, while Inner Kumgang in the west has a continental climate.


The flora of the mountain is so diverse and rich that it looks like a grand natural botanical garden…

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Wednesday sent a congratulatory message to Bashar Al-Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic.

In the message the Supreme Leader extended his warm congratulations and greetings to the Syrian president on his 54th birthday.

Being pleased with the fact that the new successes have been achieved in the struggle of the Syrian leadership and people for defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity these days, he wished the Syrian president good health and success in his work.

(KCNA - September 11, 2019)

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Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, gave field guidance to the test-fire of super-large multiple rocket launcher again on Tuesday.


The Supreme Leader learned in detail about the indexes to be confirmed in the test-fire while measuring the time of combat deployment of super-large multiple rocket launcher.


Two rounds of test-fire took place.


The recent test-fire was in full line with its purpose and served as an occasion to clearly decide the next-stage orientation to complete the weapon system.


The Supreme Leader said that the weapon system of super-large multiple rocket launcher has been finally verified in terms of combat operation, the characteristics of trajectory, accuracy and precise homing functions, adding that what remains to be done is running fire test which is most vivid character in terms of the power of mul…

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By Choe Ok Hyang
Rodong Sinmun

The Supreme Court of Japan recently turned down the appeal lodged by the Osaka Korean School against exclusion of the Korean schools from the tuition-free program for senior high schools.

The above-said act is just a manifestation of stubborn and hideous chauvinism of the Japanese reactionaries to stamp out the national education of Koreans and revive the assimilation education dating back to the period of the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule over Korea and of heinous hostile policy of the Japanese reactionaries toward the DPRK and the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan.

It is the moral obligation of the Japanese government to protect the children of the Korean nationals in Japan, treat them just like the Japanese students and guarantee legally and institutionally that they enjoy their democratic freedom and rights.

Asserting that the children of the Korean nationals in Japan receive national education with the nationality of the D…

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The members of national art groups of the women's union gave a performance at the Hall of Women on Wednesday.

The performance began with story telling and chorus "Cheers of the People". Put on the stage were such colorful numbers as folklore chorus "We Love Our Tune Best".

The performers represented boundless reverence for the peerlessly great persons who pioneered the Juche-based movement of the Korean women, put forward the Korean women as a powerful force of the revolution and construction and made sure that they lead a worthwhile life as women revolutionaries.


Some numbers depicted the high mental world and revolutionary optimism of the Korean women who devote themselves to bring forward the country's prosperity and the brighter future of socialism.

Among the audience were Ri Il Hwan, department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Jang Chun Sil, chairwoman of the Central Committee of the Socialist Women's Union of …

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By Rodong Sinmun

It is the fixed will of the Workers' Party of Korea to stabilize the life of the citizens in the typhoon-stricken areas by pressing ahead with the rehabilitation work, and glorify this year of weighty importance in attaining the goals of the 5-year strategy for national economic development with victory and success.

The Party and power organs, the working people and the servicepersons of the units of the Korean People's Army in the typhoon-stricken areas are dynamically pushing ahead with the recovery work, true to the intention of the Party.

We should finish the recovery work in the shortest period of time by dint of the great army-civilian unity and thus explicitly show the world what the advantages and invincibility of Korean-style socialism creating the epic of warm love for the people under the wise leadership of the Party are.

All should buckle down to the recovery work, bearing deep in mind that the on-going campaign for recovery from typhoon damage is…

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Commentary in Minju Joson

Former Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama recently expressed his stand on the policy of the present Japanese government. He said Japan made the "Pacifist Constitution" after its defeat but has pursued neo-great Japanism calling for bolstering military muscle under the patronage of the U.S.

Hatoyama's remarks can be viewed as correct and fair judgment about the on-going situation.

Claiming that it was defeated in the past "because of lack of strength", Japan has desperately pursued the policy for emerging as a military giant.

Japan has persistently pursued that policy for decades, which has already turned its "Self-Defense Forces" into offensive forces.

This goes to prove that the word "peace" is just unfit for Japan that is crazy about reckless military moves and has become ever more pronounced in its moves for launching overseas invasion.

In actuality, Japan is working hard to revise the "Pacifist Constitution,&…

By KCNA

Japanese reactionaries have gone to extremes in their wild ambition to seize Tok Island.

Of late the Japanese defence minister claimed that Tok Island is clearly pertaining to Japan in terms of history and international law. His sheer sophism provokes a side-splitting laughter.

Bellicose remarks that the "Self-Defense Forces" should be dispatched to expel illegal occupants and there is no option but a war to take back Tok Island are heard even from the Japanese Diet.

This is an expression of the true nature of brigandish Japan obsessed by the greed for territory and the concentrated revelation of shameless distortion of history and the wild ambition to seize Tok Island.

Japan is the only and one country that publishes fabricated history textbooks, far from giving proper education to the rising generation, and employs every possible means such as setting "Takeshima (Tok Island) Day" to stoke aggression.

Japan's distortion and far-fetched assertion based …

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STATEMENT
By DPRK First Vice-FM Choe Son Hui

Choe Son Hui, first vice foreign minister of the DPRK, issued the following statement on Monday:

I gave heed to the recent repeated remarks of high-ranking U.S. officials leading the negotiations with the DPRK that they are ready for the DPRK-U.S. working negotiation.

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission, clarified his stand at the historic Policy Speech in April that it is essential for the U.S. to quit its current calculation method and approach us with new one and we will wait for a bold decision from the U.S. with patience till the end of this year.

I think the U.S. has since had enough time to find the calculation method that it can share with us.

We have willingness to sit with the U.S. side for comprehensive discussions of the issues we have so far taken up at the time and place to be agreed late in September.

I believe that the U.S. side will come out with a proposal geared to the interests of the DPRK and the U.S. …

Commentary in Minju Joson

Some days ago, the Japan Supreme Court declined the appeal lodged by the Osaka Korean School against the exclusion of the Korean School from the application of free education for high schools. The similar appeals were all declined in four other places.

Such an act as an unethical fascist outrage which can never be justified and an intolerable politically-motivated provocation against the DPRK.

As Koreans in Japan pay the same taxes as the Japanese, they retain the full-fledged right to have their children treated the same as the Japanese children.

However, the Japanese reactionaries are committing the unwarranted act of discrimination against Korean children in Japan and are set to deprive them of their right for learning for the mere reason that they are Koreans. This can not but be the world's worst act of hooliganism.

By categorically standing against the national education for the Koreans in Japan, the Japanese reactionaries seek the sinister purpose …

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By Rodong Sinmun

The founding of the DPRK on September 9, Juche 37(1948) was a great event of special significance that gave origin to the construction of the genuine independent and sovereign state and the construction of the people’s country for the first time in the nation's history spanning 5 000 years, and a solemn declaration of the start of the construction of a great powerful country.

For the past more than 70 years since the historical day, the DPRK created the myth of war victory startling the world people and has achieved leaping progress and innovation racing against the time to tower as a powerful country of Juche, a socialist country centered on the popular masses and to demonstrate its might all over the world.

The DPRK, the precious heritage bequeathed down by the great leaders out of patriotism, is displaying its dignity and might all over the world as it is led by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

The DPRK, a country not big in territory and in the number of populatio…