Tarō Asō

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Tarō Asō (麻生 太郎) (1940–) is Japan's former prime minister (92nd) and current deputy prime minister, serving both Yoshihide Suga and Shinzo Abe in this role. He is notorious for openly praising the Japanese Empire and defending Nazi Germany.

He defended the Nazis in Germany for revising the constitution of the Weimar Republic and insisted that Japan should also learn that trick.[1]

He praised Hitler for having the "right motive". He said, "The massacres were wrong," but he also made many neo-fascist remarks.[2] In addition, he made absurd remarks that a "BurakuminWikipedia cannot be prime minister." and he said, "How long will you stay alive?" to the elderly people who were over 90 years old.

Shinzō Abe is a very far-right politician, but he tempers his words and actions. By comparison Asō is as outspoken as Donald Trump, hailing from a more overtly extreme party faction.

According to Condoleezza Rice's memoir, Asō said regarding World War II, "If the war had been a little longer, Germany, Italy and Japan would have won."

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