Japan must not debase Olympic Charter and idea

We oppose using of war criminal flag in 2020 Olympic Games
Members of Movement for One Korea Busan Workers on September 2 holding press conference denouncing Japan for its insistence on the use of war criminal flag in 2020 Olympic Games. (Photo Busan Ilbo)

By Jo Thaek Bom
Rodong Sinmun

Japan is going to use the "flag of the rising sun shedding rays" symbolic of war of aggression during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

This is an intolerable insult to the people of Asian nations, who were forced to suffer misfortune and pain by the Japanese imperialists' aggression, and that it is mockery of the Olympic idea aspiring after peace and friendship.

To see the flag flying at public places including the venue of the Olympics is unimaginable.

If so, it will rub salt into the wound of the Asian people again.

That is why the international community is strongly opposing the use of the flag.

If the Japanese reactionaries want to successfully hold the sporting event, they should not swim against the public mindset of Asia, as well as the rest of the world, but throw away the rubbish flag.

(KCNA - September 24, 2019)