Singer Koki Tanaka and pop group Kishidan had previously dressed as Nazis too

Japanese pop stars Keyakizaka46 have released photos of themselves dressed as Nazis for Halloween.

Whilst the group has not explicitly stated that the costumes were Nazi-inspired, the comparisons shown on Twitter almost make it irrefutable.

Shockingly, Nazi-style outfits are not a new phenomenon for Japanese pop stars. Kishidan, a Japanese pop group, showed up on MTV wearing Nazi-style outfits whilst Koki Tanaka a member of the hugely popular boy band KAT-TUN, dressed up in full Nazi gear in the video for his solo single, ‘Black And White’.

In 2008, a Japanese Idol group declared Adolf Hitler to be a “great person” on network television, inspiring young idols to refer to the Nazi dictator as Uncle Hitler.