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Abe brushes off worries about his health

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He's looking fit as a fiddle...

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Well he doesn't look so healthy, and Japan is mirroring him both are suffering after several years of miss management and corruption. Might be time to retire to a country that has not had the likes of him at the helm.

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Lol. Dead man walking referred to his political career, not his health. He looks as fresh as a daisy!

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Soon he will achieve being the longest serving prime minister. I think he did not achieve his main goal of amending the constitution. Time to retire and golf in cool weather in Karuizawa.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

He looks as fresh as a daisy!

You really think so? Take a closer look at his face, particularly the bags under his eyes,

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to work

Was he ever working? lol

10 ( +13 / -3 )

He brushes of everything, so no Suprise. You get that when living a pampered life. When you can't brush it off quite. Not really going to make an iota of difference to him. He is sadly rich with no idea what to do with his life except pine for acceptance. I'd be living on a tropical island had I his resources.

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"I underwent a checkup the day before yesterday to take full care of my health. I am returning to work now and I hope to work hard," Abe said as he entered the prime minister's office in the afternoon.

Notice how he didn't actually say anything specific about his condition, e.g. the results of the check-up or whether he was fit to return to work.

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No legacy other than a bad legacy........Abe can't live with his legacy.

Like Cricky has said.......Abe's legacy is awful.

He is coming to turns with the fact tat everyone has had enough of the useless tosser.

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the prime minister has been showing signs of exhaustion after months leading Japan's response to the coronavirus pandemic

Lading the corona response...? Really...could have fooled me..he has been completely absent for the past couple of months, leaving Nishimura as the PR face of the govt response and a potential scaoegoat should the Jpublic realize that there has actually been no govt response to speak of.

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He should have stuck with his trusty Abenomask. It all went downhill after he threw away his pride

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Ditto the above. Who's worried about his health? The worry is whether or not he's up to the job of handling the Covid situation. The evidence so far isn't very reassuring.

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If he can work hard in this blazing Tokyo heat, then respect.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

It looks like he’s brushing off something else in that photo. I hope they burned that mask.

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and I hope to work hard.

hahahaha this silver spoon has never done a hard days work in his life.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

I also have no concerns about Mr. Abe's health

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All these hate and jealousy from foreigners toward our PM. Haters gonna hate. i am glad he is doing fine. Stay strong. He had always my respect for trying to make a difference in japan and make it into a more active nation. A true nationalism.

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All these hate and jealousy from foreigners toward our PM

Hiro I too am a bit baffled by this. I would really like to know why ?

Is it because they understand Japanese politics ? I have been here for 20 years and still don't understand a word these politicians are saying.

He vomits blood on the day Japanese Economy shrunk 30% and undoing everything he perhaps achieved in his mandate; He took 3 days summer break 7 hours of which in Hospital for a check up; I actually think he is a good bloke and really cares about Japan.

Again I don't know all the details and maybe wrong but I sometimes wish more politicians in Europe are like him.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Haters gonna hate. Lovers gonna love. Hope you are related to PM Abe. Or have benefited from the "difference" he has made in Japan though I doubt you could explain what that difference is and how it has benefited one for the better.

And Japan has become "active" in the sense of its failed projects like the Olympics and GoTo campaigns expending your tax money? If you derive some masochistic enjoyment from this it is worth it I suppose.

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As long as he has his tie off then it’s positive!

If only the jacket would follow then he’d be acting like a real leader...

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Legacy? Hes a japanese PM. They never achieve anything. He’ll be quietly forgotten when hes finally replaced.

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I don't care for him because of his terrible economic policies(among other things) , however I wish him well for his health. Don't be so petty as to wish him ill will.

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When the going gets tough, Abe gets sick.

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Compare Abe-sans workload with the idiot across the pacific.

Abe-san does more constructive work , in a day, than trump does "at all"

Abe-san is everywhere, all the time. Abe-san sets an admirable example.

trump looks for persons /things to attack, which are Destructive & Counter Productive.

Abe-sans: Our Nation v trumps, it's all about me.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

@ZENJI "Abe does more constructive work..."

Abe has been working very hard, among other things working to kowtow to Washington and once again put Nihon into the ranks of AGGRESSOR NATIONS (Article 9) so that Nihonjin will be primary targets (AND U.S. SHIELDS) in a HOT WAR which, almost without a doubt, will have been started in some obscured way by the U.S.. Defending one very bad person by pointing to a worse one (who is the first person's major influence) is not much of a justificatory defense...Ne?

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HiroAug. 19  09:20 pm JST

He had always my respect for trying to make a difference in japan and make it into a more active nation.

That's been his goal all his career, and even with strong Diet majorities the best he can do is "trying to make a difference." Not "succeeding."

ZENJIToday  03:22 am JST

Compare Abe-sans workload with the idiot across the pacific.

You're setting the bar rather low there. Almost anyone is going to look good when compared to Donald Trump.

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I hope he will recover in his health at-least!

But he hasn’t been a good leader!

The stimulus money came way too late!

My Son couldn’t even wear his Masks which were way too small and was very disappointed how late we received them!

I wish him luck in Health and life but time for a Change!

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As a Foreigner in Japan, I can't vote for any of these people, yet they control my Life here, so when something bad happens to them... I have to show as much feeling towards them, as they do, when something bad happens towards me. Fair ?

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