Outrage after Japanese Deputy PM says Hitler had ‘right motives’




Japanese minister is in great trouble as he is criticized internationally and locally after he said Adolf Hitler might have had “right motives”,

“I don’t question your motives (to be a politician). But the results are important. Hitler, who killed millions of people, was no good, even if his motives were right,” Also told a meeting of his faction of the governing Liberal Democratic Party on Tuesday.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a worldwide human rights association which defies hostile to Semitism, despise and psychological warfare, said Aso’s remarks could ruin Japan’s reputation internationally.


This is just the latest of a troubling list of ‘misstatements’ and [they] are downright dangerous,” the center’s head, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, said in a statement on Tuesday.

“These words damage Japan’s reputation at the very time when all Americans want to show their solidarity with Japan, our sister democracy and ally, following the missile launch from Kim Jong-un’s North Korea,” he added.


Kazunori Yamanoi, chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party’s Diet Affairs Committee, said with grief Aso’s remark was “a serious gaffe.” he was disappointed from him as his remarks was not something that should be expected from a Prime minister of a reputed country like japan.

The comment “was extremely shameful as one made by a Cabinet minister. I cannot help but question his competence (as a minister),” he added, Kyodo news reported.

Later on wednesday Aso took his words back and said “It is clear that Hitler was wrong in his motive too. I want to retract my comment because it was inappropriate to cite him as an example,” he acknowledged.


Aso remarks were bad and inappropriate but taking them back like this was not something mature and it is not regarded good internationally.

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