BRIEFS DPRK slams Japan’s ‘latest move to evade responsibility for wartime crimes’
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday slammed Japan for its latest move to evade responsibility for the “comfort women” crimes committed by the Imperial Army of Japan during World War II.
The United Nations Committee for the Abolition of Racial Discrimination recently publicised the Japanese government’s reply to the agency’s recommendations for comprehensively solving the “comfort women” issue, including appropriate reparations.
In its reply, the Japanese government said, “The issue had already been settled under the San Francisco Peace Treaty,” adding that it is “difficult to make detailed verification from now,” thus the government is unable to hold those responsible to account.
In reference to Tokyo’s refusal to recognise its crime of conscription of “comfort women” during WWII, DPRK’s official daily Rodong Sinmun said in a commentary that Japan’s crimes related to sexual slavery are hideously against humanity and can never be pardoned.