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“Nazi salute” style pose at the speech? Constitutional candidate apologizes for pointing out in posted video “Inappropriate behavior”: J-CAST News[Full text display]

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Mr. Shu Sakurai, the Constitutional Democratic Party, who is scheduled to run for the 6th district of Hyogo in the House of Representatives election (announced on October 19, 2021, vote counting on 31st), said that he had “inappropriate behavior” at his speech. We sincerely apologize, “he apologized on Twitter.

It was pointed out that supporters were taking a pose similar to “Nazi salute” over the video of the speech that Mr. Sakurai posted on Twitter. A person in charge at the Sakurai Shu office (Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture) explained to J-CAST News on the 18th that “there was no intention (reminiscent of Nazi salute).”

  • Mr. Shu Sakurai, who is scheduled to run for the House of Representatives election from Hyogo 6th District (from Mr. Sakurai’s official website)

  • A tweet posted by Mr. Sakurai on October 10th.Mr. Sakurai is raising his right hand

    A tweet posted by Mr. Sakurai on October 10th.Mr. Sakurai is raising his right hand

  • Mr. Shu Sakurai, who is scheduled to run for the House of Representatives election from Hyogo 6th District (from Mr. Sakurai's official website)
  • A tweet posted by Mr. Sakurai on October 10th.Mr. Sakurai is raising his right hand

“It was pointed out that it might be reminiscent of’negative history’.”

“Match your heart together, Shu Sakurai!”

Mr. Sakurai’s speech was held on October 15th in Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture. Satoko Kitano, led by the Takarazuka city council, all the people involved at the venue pushed their right hand up from their chests diagonally upward to the right. This is the scene shown in the video posted on Twitter by Representative Sakurai on the 16th.

After Mr. Sakurai’s post, it has been pointed out on Twitter that the pose of pushing his right hand diagonally upward to the right is similar to the gesture “Nazi salute” in honor of President Adolf Hitler under the Nazi German administration. is.

Mr. Sakurai deleted the tweet by the evening of the 18th. He apologized “I sincerely apologize” for “inappropriate behavior at the rally” regarding the content posted on Twitter on the 16th.

On the 18th, when J-CAST News interviewed the person in charge at the Sakurai Shu office,

“It was pointed out that (the pose in the video) might be reminiscent of’negative history’.”

Explained. Sakurai posted an apology tweet and deleted the video because he was pointed out that his supporters’ poses were similar to “Nazi salutes.”

Pointed out in past tweets

The person in charge emphasized that this pose was taken under the “arrangement to raise the palm up and take a pose different from the pose of Kudan”. He explained that the pose had the meaning of “bringing Sakurai’s feelings toward the future” and “there was no intention (reminiscent of Nazi salute).”

In this video, Mr. Sakurai did not show his right hand pushed up.

However, in the tweet that announced the “opening of the office” on October 10, there is a picture of Mr. Sakurai pushing up his right hand, just like the people around him. Some people have pointed out that this pose is similar to “Nazi salute” on Twitter.

The person in charge of the office explained to the interview that he is considering taking measures such as deleting the tweet on the 10th, saying, “I wonder if we will do the same as the post on the 16th.” bottom.

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