The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) slammed Japanese ultra-rightists on Saturday, accusing them of hyping up tension on the Korean Peninsula in order to "take the path of overseas expansion and re-invasion."
The official daily newspaper of the Workers' Party of Korea, Rodong Sinmun, said in a commentary that Japan's former defense ministers Gen Nakatani and Itsunori Onodera and several other ultra-rightists from the Asian nation recently went to the US to present a report on "Japan's policy towards the DPRK in the era of Trump."
Japan's former defense minister Gen Nakatani speaks to the media on August 3, 2016. /VCG Photo
"They blustered that the Korean Peninsula is faced with increased tension and Japan should be ready for it...and that Japan would not rule out any option including a preemptive strike to cope with DPRK's ballistic missile threat," said the paper.
"It shows a crafty artifice to hype threat from the DPRK in a bid to secure justifications for their reckless moves and garner domestic and foreign support and thus put spurs to the moves for turning Japan into a military giant and launching re-invasion."