North Korea on Monday blasted "Japanese reactionaries" for working to "pave the groundwork for a reinvasion of the Korean peninsula" after Sunday's Lower House election that saw Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc secure a sweeping victory.

Abe dissolved the Diet on Sept. 28, forcing the election, as he sought a fresh mandate amid improving poll numbers and his handling of the North Korean nuclear crisis.

In a statement carried Monday by the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency, a spokesman from the country's Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee lambasted the move, calling it reminiscent of Imperial Japan's march across Asia before and during World War II.