They certainly are, I posted a verboten link earlier showing how close they are culturally and currently (again), but Oliver Cromwells' New Puritan Army deleted it. (Masquerading as a moderator, an appropriate title)
Try searching You Tube for "Panzerlied" posted by Bakuzero and you will find the Tokyo Philharmonic playing it at a musikfest just a little while ago.
Oh, and in Germany too.
What will Uschi say about that then?
The Panzer March by the old ally?
All it needs is the Italian RAI National Symphony Orchestra to play the "Horst Wessel" and we have Top Trumps on which tune Herr Juncker's father sang on his eastwards travels?
Forget the Eurovision, the Devil still has the best tunes.