Japan's intention to use flag of war criminal state at Olympics reveals its ambition of aggression

By KCNA

Japan posted an explanation in Korean about the "flag of rising sun shedding rays" on its foreign ministry homepage on the threshold of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

It noted that "the flag had been used from long ago as the flag of big haul or the flag of congratulating childbirth in Japan", describing it as a "symbol of peace."

But any part of the explanation does not mention the fact that last century the imperial Japanese army invaded Asian countries including Korea, flying the flag, and brought countless misery and pain to the peoples in the region.

In order to counter the moves getting stronger against the use of the flag, the Japanese reactionaries shamelessly explain that they showed correct information about the flag in Korean.

What is more enraging is the reckless quibbling of Japanese politicians that the display of the flag is not a political propaganda.

As the saying goes, the thief is afraid of his own shadow, their poor excuse reveals that they are trying to use the Tokyo Olympics as a theater for political propaganda to incite militarism and a springboard for realizing their ambition of reinvasion.

The "flag of rising sun shedding rays" which was the battle flag of the imperial Japanese army is still causing condemnation and censure among all the world people as a symbol of militarism and aggression.

To post the Korean-version explanation on an official government-run homepage to advertise the blood-stained flag of the war criminal state is an impatient insult to the Korean people who suffered from dreadful misery and pain by the Japanese imperialists and a part of the aggression policy to justify the past crimes and to realize long-cherished dream of "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere."

Japan has never given up its old ambition to stretch out its tentacles of aggression to the continent again as it did in the last century and dominate the world after the defeat in World War II.

In fact, all the policies mapped out by Japan for the past decades are oriented toward this.

Japan "Self-Defence Forces" have developed into war forces capable to carry out overseas aggression at any time and steps for retrogressive revision of the constitution to get the legal guarantee for a war are persistently being made.

It is the present reality of Japan that the frantic atmosphere for militarism is being heated up in the archipelago through the impudent distortion of history to embellish its past crimes and moves of provocations over territory.

The Japanese reactionaries recently posted on the homepage of the organizing committee of the Olympic Games and carried in publications on the Olympics a map marking Tok Island as a part of Japan's territory and the East Sea of Korea as "the Sea of Japan" and decided to display the flag at the stadium of the Olympic Games.

They are going to preferentially deploy Patriot missiles in the unit of the capital and inciting war atmosphere while staging missile deployment drill in the middle of Tokyo, talking about "anti-terrorism" and "threat" from someone.

The Abe group is loudly advertising the "flag of rising sun shedding rays" as traditional symbol of Japan. Their intention is to legalize the use of the flag of the war criminal state as "symbol of peace" with the sacred Olympic Games as a momentum and rewrite the blood-stained history of aggression under the flag.

This is not the way for Japan, a war criminal state and defeated nation. The international community is keeping strict watch on Japan rushing headlong along the road of aggression, instead of admitting its past crimes and making an apology and reparation for them.

(KCNA - November 13, 2019)
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