Staff in WWII uniforms and swastika champagne bottles have sparked outrage at a Nazi-themed nightclub.
The pub, dubbed Unfair, is said to have opened in Osaka, a sophisticated city noted for its nightlife on the island of Honshu, around 500 kilometers southeast of Tokyo.
According to reports, a Nazi-themed bar in Japan has opened, with personnel dressed in SS uniforms serving from swastika-emblazoned champagne bottles.
The pub, dubbed Unfair, is said to have opened in Osaka, a sophisticated city noted for its nightlife on the island of Honshu, around 500 kilometers south of Tokyo.
Unfair is located in Minami, Osaka’s shopping, dining, and entertainment district, and a Reddit user noticed a truck decked with Unfair advertising going by, presumably in an attempt to advertise the club.
But, rather predictably, the concept has sparked a reaction, with bar management attempting to remove all traces of it from web host sites.
Unfair’s ad appeared on host sites Star Guys and Host x Host, and included photographs of the hosts dressed as Nazis and a video of attractive employees smiling and acting up for the camera.
“Get inebriated with this new style host club!” said one advertisement.
Popular are host bars, which feature attractive young guys in uniform entertaining paying guests. According to Polish media, when a client enters the club, they are given a “menu” with images of the “hosts” from which to choose.
Mike Dezaki, a Twitter user, also uploaded photographs of what he claimed to be the inside of the establishment. The photos show a young staff member clutching numerous swastika-inscribed champagne bottles, with an even larger sign emblazoned on the wall behind him.
“Every other year in Japan, there’s a narrative like this, and ignorance (“who cares about some old war, everyone likes men in uniforms”) is frequently used to conceal true neo Nazis. “Being a neo-Nazi has no social ramifications here; it’s ‘only an opinion,” tweeted user @sina lana.
“I understand the Japanese Nazi experience was different…but factual discoverable history reveals how improper this is,” Twitter user @ john92_ remarked.
“On a more serious note, Nazi imagery is fashionable in East Asia, particularly in Hong Kong and Japan. @HornyNord tweeted, “It’s just an aesthetic to them, nothing more.”
Local media reported in late 2020 that Keiichi Morishita, the 69-year-old founder and chairman of the Morishita Group, organized a Nazi-themed party for his staff in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, in 2017.
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