"The four islands of the archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche. Japan is no longer needed to exist near us," the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in a statement published by the North’s KCNA news agency.
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The Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee is the North's official propaganda arm and is also notionally responsible for managing ties with international partners. Juche is Pyongyang’s ruling ideology. It's a mix Marxism and hyper-nationalism.
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