Japan bashes Ukraine for video comparing Japanese Emperor with Hitler
In response, Ukrainian authorities delete the video and apologize based on Japan's request.
Japanese Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihiko Isozaki said, on Monday, that the Japanese government has complained to the Ukrainian government about the publication of a video in which Japanese Emperor Hirohito is seen arguing with fascist dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
"Placing Emperor Showa in the same line with Hitler and Mussolini is completely inaccurate and deplorable. Through the Ukrainian embassy in Japan we have made a representation demanding to remove the material," Isozaki told a briefing.
we will fight ruscism, here and now— Ukraine / Україна (@Ukraine) April 24, 2022
The Ukrainian authorities deleted the video and apologized in response to Japan's request, he added.
Ukraine seems to equate Hitler with the Japanese emperor. This is an insult to both the Japanese and Japan. The Japanese support Ukraine, but this is rude to the support from Japan pic.twitter.com/pvPgLL2lCq— Danny Camaro88 🇯🇵🇺🇦 (@DCamaro88) April 24, 2022
It is worth mentioning that Emperor Hirohito, also known as Showa, reigned in Japan from 1926 to 1989 and was the commander of the Japanese armed forces during World War II when Japan was an Axis power and a signatory to the Tripartite Pact, which formed the foundation of the Germany-led military coalition. Showa's reign coincided with some of the most tragic periods in Japanese history, including the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as Japan's postwar economic ascendancy.