• Jiji


Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan has come under fire for saying on Twitter that Nippon Ishin no Kai reminds him of Germany’s wartime dictator Adolf Hitler.

Referring to former Nippon Ishin leader Toru Hashimoto and others, Kan, who belongs to the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, tweeted on Friday, “Their eloquence reminds me of Hitler when he rose to power in Germany at a time of confusion after World War I.”

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.