Nazi themed bar in backlash against staff in WWII uniforms and swastika champagne bottles.
The bar called Unfair has reportedly opened in Osaka, a modern city known for its nightlife about 500 km southeast of the capital Tokyo on the island of Honshu. is known
A Nazi-style bar was reportedly opened in Japan, where staff dress in SS uniforms and serve from champagne bottles decorated with swastikas.
The bar called Unfair reportedly opened in Osaka, a modern city known for its nightlife about 500 km southeast of the capital, Tokyo, on the island of Honshu.
Unfair is located in Minami, Osaka’s shopping, dining, and nightlife hub, and a Reddit user spotted a truck adorned with advertisements for the nearby bar that appeared to be promoting the club.
But perhaps the idea inevitably suffered backlash, and bar management seems to have been trying to find any trace of it from online host sites.
Unfair’s listing was posted on the host sites Star Guys and Host x Host and included photos of the hosts in full Nazi outfits and a video of handsome staff posing and acting in front of the camera.
One listing read: “Get intoxicated by this new host club!”
Restaurants where attractive young men in uniform entertain paying customers are popular. When entering the club, the customer receives a “menu” with photos of the “hosts” from which he can choose someone, reported the Polish media.
A Twitter user, Mike Dezaki, also shared pictures of what he said was inside the establishment. The pictures showed a young employee clutching several swastika-decorated champagne bottles with an even larger symbol on the wall behind him.
“Every other year there is a story like this in Japan, and mostly ignorance (” who cares about any old war, everyone likes men in uniforms “) is used to hide real neo-Nazis. There are no social consequences for being here a neo-Nazi, it’s ‘just an opinion’, “tweeted user @sina_lana.
“I know the experience of the Japanese Nazis was a little different … but the factual story that can be found shows how inappropriate this is,” said Twitter user @ _john92_.
“Seriously, in East Asia, especially in Hong Kong and Japan, Nazi images are considered fashionable. For them it’s just an aesthetic, nothing more, ”tweeted user @HornyNord.
In late 2020, local media reported that Keiichi Morishita, the 69-year-old founder and chairman of the Morishita Group, was hosting a Nazi party for his employees in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, in 2017.
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At the party, Nazi flags, paper mache tanks and planes could be seen, reports DW.
Abraham Cooper, deputy dean of anti-Semitism NGO The Simon Wiesenthal Center, told DW that he was “not particularly shocked” by this latest case because of a series of similar incidents in Japan in recent years that seemed to glorify elements of Nazism.
Company insiders reported to Flash magazine that in addition to a paper mache tank, a replica of a Stuka dive bomber had been built as part of the decoration.
A tweet from the Simon Wiesenthal Center stated that he “slandered the memory of the victims of National Socialism, including 6 million Jews”.
In another case of overt Nazi glorification, an all-girl pop group called Keyakizaka46 made headlines around the world after walking on stage at a 2016 Halloween event in uniforms reminiscent of those of SS troops. Your label Sony apologized for “lack of understanding”.
“I think the biggest problem is the ignorance of young people about Nazi Germany and the Jewish question before and during the war,” Hiromi Murakami, professor of political science at Temple University in Tokyo, told DW.
Magdalena Osumi, a Polish journalist who works for the Japan Times and lives in Yokohama, said the curriculum in Japan was the problem.
“I think it is partly the responsibility of the Japanese curriculum, which neglects wars and especially what is happening in Europe.
“Unfortunately, the subject of the Holocaust is often not even discussed. One of the reasons for this is that it would require a discussion of Japan’s role in World War II, which is not a convenient topic due to its ties to Nazi Germany. “Time,” she told O2 in Poland.