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Japan Minister’s ‘Weimar Constitution’ Comment Draws Fire

The Wall Street Journal – Finance Minister Taro Aso has come under fire for comments that some listeners interpreted as suggesting Tokyo should look to Nazi Germany as a model in changing its pacifist constitution — though aides deny that intent.

The reported comments from the gaffe-prone politician quickly drew criticism from a Jewish human rights group as well as from South Korea, which suffered under Japan’s past militarism. Earlier this year, Mr. Aso angered Seoul by visiting a controversial Tokyo war shrine.

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Source: The Algemeiner

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