Massacre of Koreans in Kanto

All-time greatest crime committed by Japanese imperialists by soaking Kanto in Koreans' blood

By Ri Chol Hyok
Rodong Sinmun

96 years have elapsed since the hideous massacre of Koreans by the Japanese imperialists in the Kanto area.

The Japanese imperialists killed tens of thousands of innocent Koreans and this atrocity was a holocaust unprecedented in human history. The Korean people still remember that heinous crime with their hearts burning with towering anger and hatred against the Japanese imperialists.

The holocaust perpetrated by the Japanese imperialists in the Kanto area was an organized and premeditated crime, in which they reduced innocent Koreans to scapegoats for maintaining power. It was, at the same time, a hideous crime against humanity that resulted from the constitutional brutality of the samurais.

The genocide was a thrice-cursed inhuman crime that could be perpetrated only by the human butchers steeped in chauvinism to the marrow.

The bloody mass killings of Koreans in the wake of the great Kanto quake are just a part of numerous crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists against the Korean people. It is only a short story in the history of the Japanese imperialist aggressors, characterized by invasion, plunder, destruction and massacre.

In the past century the Japanese imperialists occupied Korea and committed untold sins against the Korean nation, for which Japan should atone for all ages. However, the Japanese reactionaries are making desperate efforts to evade their due legal and moral responsibility.

Such desperate and persistent mischievous behavior of the Japanese reactionaries only adds fuel to the burning will of the Korean people to surely force Japan to pay dearly for the crimes. Japan is inviting destruction irretrievable with anything.

Japan will have to pay dearly for all crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists against the Korean people, including the massacre of Koreans in the wake of the great Kanto quake.

(KCNA - September 1, 2019)