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Jewish rights group asks J-pop band, Kishidan, to apologize for Nazi garb

A leading Jewish human rights group on Monday asked a popular Japanese pop band to apologize for appearing in a TV program in uniforms resembling wartime Germany’s SS, or the Nazi Party’s armed units, saying it disrespects Holocaust victims.

In a statement, the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed its "shock and dismay" over the appearance of the pop group Kishidan during an interview aired on MTV Japan on Feb. 23, asking that the group drop the Nazi-like attire.

"Such garb like the uniform worn by Kishidan is never tolerated in the mainstream of any civilized country outside of Japan," said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the center, in the statement.

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