Tokyo Olympics under war criminal flag

Tokyo Olympic Games not for war criminal flag
Notice of press conference "Rising Sun Flag not for Tokyo Olympic Games" in Busan on September 20. (Photo Movement for One Korea Busan Workers)

By Sin Yong Nam
Minju Joson

Japan insists on the use of the "flag of rising sun shedding rays" during the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga at a recent press conference claimed that the use of the flag is not a political declaration and the organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympics does not deem it as a taboo.

The "flag of rising sun shedding rays" is the war criminal flag which left an indelible scar in the hearts of the world people as the Nazi flag did.

It lays bare what Japan seeks in persistently insisting on the use of the "flag of rising sun shedding rays" at the Olympic Games, swimming against the international law and the demand of the international community.

We oppose using of war criminal flag in Olympic Games
Members of Movement for One Korea Busan Workers in the press conference announcing opposition to the use of war criminal flag in Olympic Games. (Photo Busan Ilbo)

In fact, Japan has done all vices to others to revive militarism and realise the wild ambition for overseas aggression ever since its defeat in World War II, as evidenced by its praising war criminals sternly punished by mankind as "heroes" and "patriots", reviving militarism and turning the "Self-Defense Forces" into aggression forces through the introduction of advanced war materiel.

What the Japanese reactionaries seek in the use the "flag of rising sun shedding rays" at the Olympic Games, the focus of the world's attention, is to turn the flag into a "symbol of peace".

Their shameless act is an intolerable insult to the Korean people and other peoples of Asian countries who suffered all misfortune and pain by the Japanese imperialists and a mockery of the Olympic idea for peace and friendship.

The Japanese reactionaries deserve the curse and denunciation of the international community as they are maliciously challenging the aspiration of mankind for justice and peace and justifying the past crimes.

(KCNA - September 23, 2019)