Ukraine apologizes to Japan for linking Japanese emperor Hirohito with Adolf Hitler

Ukraine apologized on Tuesday for linking Japanese emperor Hirohito with Adolf Hitler.

Japanese emperor, Hirohito, popularly known for his anti-war figurehead, was linked with Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in a deleted video released by Ukraine’s government Twitter handle. Ukraine later apologized for its remark on the emperor and posted an edited video to fight fascism with a caption: “Our sincere apologies to Japan for making this mistake,” read a message on the Ukrainian Twitter feed. “We had no intention to offend the friendly people of Japan.”

The earlier video posted by Ukraine received an official protest from Japan. The video also questioned Japan’s stance on Ukraine after the Russian invasion which sided with anti-Russia that slammed the country with sanctions for its aggressive actions. Japan too had joined the list to condemn the violence and invasion in Ukraine. Japan has also opened doors for hundreds of refugees who fled to the nation after the Russian invasion. According to the reports, Masahisa Sato, the head of the Liberal Democratic Party, protested against such a mention of Hirohito and escalated his reservations to the Foreign Ministry, which later conveyed its displeasure with the Ukrainian government.

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