• JAPAN DEPUTY PM REJECTS RESIGNATION CALLS OVER NAZI REMARKS

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    TOKYO: Japan’s gaffe-prone deputy prime minister on Friday rejected calls for his resignation after stoking international condemnation by saying Tokyo could learn from the Nazis’ swift overhaul of Germany’s constitution. Taro Aso, who is also Japan’s finance minister, added that he had no plan to apologize, as he repeated a day-earlier retraction of his comments, which he chalked up to a “misunderstanding.”

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