Sony apology over Japan boy band Kishidan's Nazi gaffe

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The management of a popular Japanese boy band has apologised after they appeared on national television dressed in uniforms resembling Nazis.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organisation based in Los Angeles, said it was shocked and dismayed by the broadcast.

The band, Kishidan, wore the uniforms - complete with iron crosses and red armbands - for an interview on MTV.

Sony Music Artists said there was no ideological meaning to the outfits.

The six male members of the band are famous for dressing up as school boys. But their choice of clothing on MTV Japan's Megavector programme proved far more controversial. ...

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