Japan Termed Special Class Participant in U.S. Korean War of Aggression
Pyongyang, June 28 (KCNA) -- The History Society of the DPRK issued a memorandum on June 25 branding Japan as a special class participant in the U.S. imperialists' Korean war of aggression on the basis of the study conducted by the history circle.
Japan was the second largest force in the multi-national aggression forces next to the U.S. though it did not officially participate in the "UN Forces" formed by the U.S. imperialists, the memorandum noted, and went on:
The criminal nature of Japan as a participant in the Korean War has not yet been properly revealed due to the base moves of the U.S. imperialists and the Japanese militarists.
The memorandum cited specific facts to prove the following crimes of Japan:
By the order of the U.S. imperialists Japan let many operation staff officers including Kawabe, former deputy chief of the General Staff of the Japanese imperialist aggression forces, take part in working out AL-3 and A,B,C Plan, scenarios for unleashing a war of aggression against the DPRK, before the outbreak of the Korean War. It delivered a lot of military equipment to the south Korean puppet army in 1949 to help the U.S. imperialists step up the preparations for the war.
Soon after they ignited the Korean War, Japan let tens of thousands of troops fight as a shock brigade of aggression in the van of the "UN Forces." Japan played the role as sortie, logistic and repair bases of the U.S. forces.
On July 4, one week after the U.S. imperialists let the UN adopt an unreasonable "resolution" on June 27 by using a voting machine, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshida officially stated its support to the U.S. forces.
According to Reuters on July 27, 1950, the number of the Japanese troops involved in the Korean War reached 25 000 already in July 1950.
The Japanese government drafted a total of 140 000 personnel to dispatch them to the Korean front.
Besides, it hurled huge forces into the Korean front by disguising them as "volunteers"," helpers" and "unit of Koreans in Japan".
The Japanese reactionaries hurled not only ground forces but naval and air forces into the Korean front. 261 warships of the "UN Forces" were mobilized for the Inchon landing operation and the number of Japanese warships involved in the operation was second to the U.S. which mobilized 194 warships or over 4 times that of British warships.
Japan dispatched pilots including Kamikaze commandoes ill-famed during the Pacific War to the Korean War to serve the U.S. imperialists in air raid and airlifting operations during the war.
It also drove many young Japanese to the shambles of the Korean War as "UN service corps" and took an active part in the germ warfare of the U.S. imperialists.
It played the role as a special class participant in the war by providing forces and ensuring the transportation and production of arms and equipment and military supplies needed for the war.
Nakamura began in top secrecy the training of Japanese airmen as requested by the U.S. Far East Air Force on June 23, 1950, two days before the start of the Korean War. He formed a Japanese special airlifting unit in October of the same year and it was dispatched to the Korean front in January 1951 to carry out the top-secret duty for military transportation.
The Japanese government set up a "wartime system" in the transport field early in July 1950 and mobilized 12 000 freight cars or nearly half of 25 000 ones which had been in use by the state-owned railways for the transportation of military supplies of the U.S. forces.
According to information available from the Shipping Department of the Japanese Ministry of Fisheries on October 14, 1950, Japan mobilized 248 ships for the transport of 995 800 tons of U.S. military supplies from July to October, 1950 during the Korean War.
Japanese facilities used for the U.S. military bases as sortie and attack bases of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces and their satellites' troops under the berets of the "UN Forces" accounted for 733 in all, as of January 1953. They included 220 barracks, 44 airfields, 30 harbors, 79 drill grounds and 116 communication facilities.
The whole territory of Japan turned into logistic and repair bases for the U.S. forces. Japan produced and supplied huge quantities of arms and ammunitions to them and repaired the destroyed tanks, artillery pieces, vehicles, etc.
The Japanese newspaper Akahata dated June 25, 1970 said that the total sale of arms, medicines and foodstuffs Japan offered to the U.S. forces during the Korean War reached 2.3-2.4 billion dollars.
As the above-said facts prove, Japan was a special class participant in the U.S. war of aggression and the biggest war criminal state next to the U.S.