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Restaurant owned by Akie Abe receives threats

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A restaurant opened by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie has received two threats by mail this month, police said Saturday.

The threats, on postcards, came by mail on March 15 and March 22, Fuji TV reported. Police said the first one was handwritten, while the second one was printed.

Police did not divulge the exact contents of the postcards except to say they consisted of threats to commit acts of violence against the restaurant.

The prime minister’s wife opened the Japanese-style pub serving organic vegetables in 2012.

She has become a key figure in a cronyism scandal about a murky state land sale affecting her husband. The Finance Ministry admitted last week that it falsified its settlement documents over the deal by deleting references to  Akie Abe and other lawmakers.

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Sadly there are deranged people in all societies so even though most of us would probably just shrug and ignore it as rubbish from an idiot, they will have to take them seriously and end up costing the public purse dealing with them. It is the price of being in the public eye, even by association.

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This should be taken seriously. This brings back memories of the pizzagate shooting in America after some people got too worked up over unproven allegations and conspiracies.

Although in this case I think the allegations are probably true

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That should be off limits

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Her business is booming then I guess.

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If she is a key figure in cronyism doesn't that make her a crony

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Sadly there are deranged people in all societies so even though most of us would probably just shrug and ignore it as rubbish from an idiot

Would we? I had an ex-staff member threaten to knock out all my teeth one time, and I still went to the koban, and asked them to be ready the next day if he came.

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Whatever she did, don't put law in your hand.. I am sure post cards are thoroughly examined by analyzers.

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Akie Abe was only implicated as far as saying “this is a good plot of land. You should go ahead with your plans on purchasing it.” to Kagoike. Kind of a long shot.

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"A restaurant opened by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie has received two threats by mail this month, "

"this is a good plot of land."

Is this pushback from his cracking down on soaplands and other extensions?

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What kind of postcards were used for the threats? Was the assailant using up their leftover New Years cards?

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"She has become a key figure in a cronyism scandal about a murky state land sale affecting her husband. "

aint that something

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