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Former Prime Minister of Japan accused of treason because of visit to Crimea

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama constantly harms the interests of Japan by his actions. This was stated by a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDPJ) and adviser to the Tokyo branch of the party Takashi Fukaya.

Former Prime Minister of Japan accused of treason because of visit to Crimea

According to Fukaya, an "alien" Hatoyama constantly harms the interests of Japan by his actions, and his trip to Crimea is just the latest of his "malicious acts". He urged Tokyo to urgently deprive the former prime minister of his passport, Joinfo.ua reports.

Fukaya notes that the Japanese authorities do not recognize the annexation of Crimea – and exactly at this moment Hatoyama is going there, evoking endorsement from the leadership of the pro-Russian Crimean authorities. LDPJ Secretary General said he did not intend to recognize the actions of Hatoyama. Earlier, Foreign Minister Kishida urged Hatoyama not to go – but Hatoyama sent this call "to hell."

The politician reminded that Hatoyama also visited Iran – at the moment when the government of Japan was strengthening sanctions against Tehran. Hatoyama has attended Chinese commemorative events on the anniversary of the Massacre in Nanjing. Back then he announced the number of dead stated by Beijing "denying historical truth", and thus "pleased" the Chinese.

Fukaya also stressed that Hatoyama's actions could bring "fatal harm" to Japan. He added that Hatoyama could not just be laughed at and called an "alien" as a joke because of his appearance. "His words and actions, without exaggeration, can be called a sell-out of the homeland, or a treason," the politician summed up.