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Statement by Minister Aso on his remarks at the Summer Training of Shikokai

It is regrettable that my remarks at the Summer Training of Shikokai on August 29th caused misunderstanding which was totally different from my intention.

My intention was to point out that what matters most for politicians is to bring the best results. I mentioned Hitler as an example of bad politicians in order to emphasize the above-mentioned point. It is obvious from my overall remarks that I am extremely negative toward Hitler, and his motives were definitely wrong as a matter of course. My quotation about Hitler was inappropriate, and I would like to take it back.

                                         August 30th, 2017

                                                           Taro Aso
                                         Minister of Finance