Japan newspaper apologizes for running anti-Semitic ad

TOKYO, Japan — A conservative Japanese daily on Saturday apologized for carrying an advertisement for books by an author who claims Jewish people were behind the country’s 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster.

The advert ran in a November 26 regional edition of the Sankei Shimbun national newspaper, and promoted the works of Richard Koshimizu, a self-styled journalist and activist who also blames Jews for the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States.

Koshimizu has claimed the Holocaust was a “fabrication” designed to establish the state of Israel…