Japan described as running dog of U.S.

Korean News, 23 November 2001

Pyongyang, November 23 (KCNA)—Soldiers of the Japan Self-Defense Forces are reported to have begun performing guard duties inside the U.S. military bases in Japan since November 20. In this regard Rodong Sinmun today says in a signed commentary: This eloquently proves that Japan is a running dog of the U.S.

Japan is becoming more faithful in its service for its master, the U.S., than any other U.S. allies. This is clearly evidenced by the fact that Japan contributes almost 5 billion dollars annually as expenses for the upkeep of the U.S. bases in Japan. This is 10 percent of its annual military spending.

It was by no means fortuitous that the u.s. secretary of defense praised such contribution of Japan as a model to be followed by the U.S. allies. The prolonged presence of the U.S. forces in Japan is increasing Japan's military dependence upon the U.S.

However, Japan is considering the U.S. as heaven and providing all necessary conditions for its forces' stay there.

All facts go to eloquently prove that U.S. assertion that its forces' presence in Japan is for its security is nothing but a sheer lie. No country in Asia threatens to invade or attack Japan. Such a thing did not happen in the past nor is likely to happen at present.

On the contrary, other Asian countries are exposed to the threat of Japan's military aggression and attack. Having wound up its war preparations, Japan has legally paved the way for overseas aggression. It is now ready to mount an attack. Japan's armed forces trained as running dogs of the U.S. are about to pounce upon the Asian people, grinding their poisonous teeth with vexation. Japan has emerged a real aggression force, war force threatening peace in Asia.