For those who think political satire doesn't exist in Japan, take another look at the now-infamous performance by the Southern All Stars on NHK's "Kohaku Uta Gassen" New Year's Eve concert.

Sporting a Hitler mustache, lead singer Keisuke Kuwata took what most interpreted as a dig at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his jamboree of historical whitewashers.

"Textbooks run out of time before modern history, the part we most want to know," sang Kuwata in "Peace and Hi-Lite." "Why do people forget the stupid, tragic things we did in the past.