According to reports, a Nazi-themed bar in Japan has opened, with personnel dressed in WWII costumes and 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 kilometres south of Tokyo.
Unfair is located in Minami, Osaka’s shopping, dining and nightlife centre, and one Reddit user spotted a truck adorned with advertising for the bar driving nearby, apparently in a bid to promote the club.
But, rather predictably, the concept has faced controversy, and bar management appears to have attempted to remove all traces of it from web host sites.
One listing read: “Get intoxicated with this new style host club!”
Host bars, where attractive young men in uniform entertain paying customers, are popular. Upon entering the club, the client receives a “menu” with photos of the “hosts,” from which they choose someone, Polish media reported.
A Twitter user, Mike Dezaki, also shared images of what he said was the inside of the establishment. The pictures showed what appears to be a young staff member clutching several swastika-emblazoned champagne bottles with an even larger symbol fixed to the wall behind him.
“Every other year in Japan there’s a story like this, and more often than not ignorance (“who cares about some old war, everyone likes men in uniforms”) is used to hide actual neo Nazis. There are no social consequences here for being a neo-Nazi, it’s ‘just an opinion’,” tweeted user @sina_lana.