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2017 August 23 - 29 [JCP]

JCP Koike speaks at Mindan’s seminar

August 24, 2017
Japanese Communist Party Secretariat Head Koike Akira on August 22 at a seminar hosted by the central office of the Korean Residents Union in Japan (Mindan) talked about the JCP’s view on North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile issues and on the Japanese government’s interpretation of history.

It was the first time for a JCP parliamentarian to be invited as a lecturer to the seminar held at the Mindan Central Headquarters.

Referring to movements seeking democracy and peace in both Japan and South Korea, JCP Koike said, “The JCP will work hard to advance the cooperation, exchange and friendship between the citizens of both countries in various fields.”

Regarding the North Korea issues, Koike talked about a statement issued by JCP Chair Shii Kazuo calling on the U.S. and North Korean governments to hold direct dialogue without preconditions in order to overcome the crisis. Koike mentioned the nuclear weapons ban treaty adopted at the UN Conference in July, and said, “The JCP will seek a way to resolve North Korea’s nuclear and missile development issues amid the growing global trend toward working for the abolition of nuclear weapons and will work together with other Asian countries which are making efforts to reach a peaceful and diplomatic solution to the situation.”

Koike pointed out that in order to further develop friendly relations between Japan and South Korea, Japan’s sincere remorse over its past war of aggression and colonial rule over the Korean Peninsula is essential. Koike introduced the JCP’s five basic policies for bringing about reconciliation and friendship between Japan and other Asian countries to the audience. Koike stressed, “As the only political party that opposed Japan’s wars of aggression at the risk of the lives of party members, the JCP will make its utmost efforts to bring about peace and stability to Asia and the world.”
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