01 Mar '11, 4am

Jewish rights group protests J-pop band's Nazi garb: TOKYO - US-BASED Jewish rights group the Simon Wiesenthal C...

TOKYO - US-BASED Jewish rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center has demanded music channel MTV Japan apologise for airing an interview with a rock band dressed in Nazi-like uniforms. The six members of J-pop band Kishidan wore SS-like uniforms during a February 23 broadcast of the show Megavector, said the Los Angeles-based group, expressing its 'shock and dismay'. 'There is no excuse for such an outrage,' said rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, in his protest to MTV-J, Sony Music Artists and management company the Avex Group. 'As someone who has visited Japan over 30 times, I am fully aware that many young Japanese are woefully uneducated about the crimes against humanity committed during World War II by Imperial Japan in occupied Asia, let alone about Nazi Germany's genocidal 'Final Solution' against the Jews in Europe. 'But global enti...

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