Needless to say, Mr. Aso's analogy of Nazi is inappropriate and we must say he has no international and historical sensibility.
But first of all, I am irritated because he lacks basic understanding of the constitution. Why should the purpose of constitutional revision "be the stabilization and peace of the state?" On the contrary, a modern constitution must restrict the power of a state.
My impression is that not a few LDP lawmakers have this kind of misunderstanding. And if my impression is correct, it's very unfortunate that such a party now holds a majority(with a coalition of New Komeito) in both Lower and Upper Houses.
Mr. Aso made another improper speech about half a year ago. Has he forgotten yet one of the reasons why LDP lost trust before 2009 was consecutive slips of the tongue made by cabinet members?