Japan Valuable Bank Troubles Uncommon Apology Over Commentary About Hitler

Japan’s central bank issued a rare apology on Friday over a board member’s praise for Adolf Hitler’s economic policies.
“The Bank of Japan views with regret the fact that the remarks of one of its Board Members have become a source of misunderstanding, and will see to it that such incident will not repeat itself,” the central bank told Reuters on Friday.
Harada, a member of the bank’s nine-member board, told the seminar Western policymakers helped bring Hitler to power by being slow to apply John Maynard Keynes’ proposals to fight the Great Depression.
Yutaka Harada, a member of the board of the Bank of Japan, told a seminar on Thursday Hitler’s economic policies had been “appropriate” and “wonderful” but had enabled the Nazi dictator to do “horrible” things to the world.
Hitler became German chancellor in 1933.

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