Japan finance minister under fire for Nazi comment

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August 5, 2013 by apicomely

Review and rate a movie on TimesofIndia.com to earn a Movie Buff Badge! Movie Buff The author has posted comments on this article Sidhartha , TNN | Aug 5, 2013, 04.35AM IST NEW DELHI: The petroleum ministry has expressed surprise at the finance ministry’s suggestion of restricting the impact of the gas price hike under the new policy, saying North Block had not once, but twice backed the plan during consultations. The missive from the petroleum ministry sent a few days ago will put the finance ministry in a fresh spot of bother as it was seen to be distancing itself from a decision of the Cabinet that is facing criticism. There were allegations it would favour some gas producers and increase the burden on consumers and the government.

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“I also want to remind him that praising the Nazis is considered a crime in EU nations.” The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a group dedicated to keeping alive the history of the Holocaust, urged Aso to “immediately clarify” his remarks. “What ‘techniques’ from the Nazis’ governance are worth learning? How to stealthily cripple democracy?” Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said in a statement. “Has Vice Prime Minister Aso forgotten that Nazi Germany’s ascendancy to power quickly brought the world to the abyss and engulfed humanity in the untold horrors of World War II?” In South Korea, Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho Tai-young said Aso’s remark “will obviously hurt many people.” “I believe Japanese political leaders should be more careful with their words and behavior,” Cho said. In China, which also suffered invasion and occupation by Japanese imperial troops before and during the war, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the comments showed that “Japan’s neighbors in Asia, and the international community, have to heighten their vigilance over the direction of Japan’s development.” Hong also objected to Aso’s comments on visits to the Yasukuni Shrine, which commemorates Japan’s 2.3 million war dead, including 14 wartime leaders convicted of war crimes.

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso is surrounded by reporters at the ministry in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

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