Japan Names Defense Minister Linked to neo-Nazi Group – Asia and Australia – Haaretz – Israel News Haaretz.com

Her link to a notorious anti-Korea group was acknowledged by a court this year in a defamation case she lost. Inada also was seen posing with the leader of a neo-Nazi group in a 2011 photo that surfaced in the media in 2014.Inada, 57, is a supporter of Abe’s long-cherished hope to revise Japan’s postwar constitution. She has said parts of the war-renouncing Article 9 should be scrapped, arguing that they could be interpreted as banning the Self-Defense Forces.Inada said she would do try to protect peace and safety under the Japan-U.S. alliance, which Tokyo considers a cornerstone of its security and diplomacy. Asked if she planned to visit Yasukuni to mark this year’s Aug. 15 war-end anniversary, she refused to comment.

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