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Koike discharged from hospital after suffering fatigue

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"...... conduct her duties via teleworking ...."

Now, if this is just related to some kind of fatigue, I don't know!

Looks like there is a little more behind her absence!

21 ( +25 / -4 )

Likely She has covid but keeping it quiet as it doesn't look good just before the covid olympics.

23 ( +29 / -6 )

Ive got money on her having COVID or an adverse reaction to the vaccine.

21 ( +24 / -3 )

she vowed to speed up her recovery 

whatttt?????? (⌒▽⌒)

23 ( +26 / -3 )

Ive got money on her having COVID or an adverse reaction to the vaccine.

Same but at least she's not died of whatever it is so that's a relief

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Let’s hope she has the sense to take it easy for a bit and not immediately throw herself herself back into her (probably very stressful right now) job and just make it worse.

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Yeah as others have said on here (and Japanese over on Yahoo Japan), it's almost certain she has (had?) Covid. There is no way she'd be teleworking if it were burnout/fatigue. Make no mistake, if it came out she had Covid, the Olympics would be absolute toast.

18 ( +20 / -2 )

I have to ask why is she even working at 68? Did she not save, invest enough? And at that age taking on the job of Tokyo Mayor. I’d say to her get a hobby and learn to relax. Sure her pension would cover it.

14 ( +18 / -4 )

Yup it's 'rona.

I bet she'll get back to in-person work in two weeks.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

"I apologize from the bottom of my heart for making many people worried and causing trouble to them by taking time off from work at this important time,"

nobody was worried.

19 ( +20 / -1 )

Fatigue is a chronic, long term condition, sometimes called chronic fatigue syndrome often a combination of overwork, lack of sleep and depression. It's the most common ailment in Japan...

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Long Covid. Just another cover up.

10 ( +13 / -3 )

"I have to ask why is she even working at 68?" She's still on the young side for a Japanese politician. And there is no retirement in Japan - people live to work, rather than work to live. I'm shocked by the amount of money the country spends on the elderly when it doesn't appear to be enough to keep them from working.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Very fortunate she is recovering without problem, for her and for the city, there is a very strong possibility of a rebound of cases in the following days and people need to take responsibility and take opportune actions.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

The Okinawa governor caught it earlier this year and disappeared for two weeks. He likes to attend after hours meetings and functions if you know what I mean. The local news media covered for him and it was almost a month after he was discharged before word leaked out.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

What's the treatment for "severe fatigue"? I'd like to get some.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

I hope she feels better.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

COVID for sure....Hospitalization followed by quarentine..If you are fatigued then you don't even do telework....you rest and do nothing..not work 18 hrs at home.lol. The Gov't thinks we are stupid. She got vaccinated and got COVID and the gov't can not say this because if they do what's the point of pushing the public to get a shot.

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she vowed to speed up her recovery 

whatttt?????? (⌒▽⌒)

What's so surprising? These people think, believe and act like as if they were Gods. Just like the emperor before WW2.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

nto her (probably very stressful right now) job

I very highly doubt that it's that stressful. For one, she cannot get fired, so what's the worst that can happen to her?

5 ( +9 / -4 )

She was sleepy. Tired. We all are.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Today’s high Tokyo numbers are may disrupt her recovery as they are not following the Olympic playbook.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

Happy to hear she is fine.

I agree with those above though....you don't go into quarantine..well let's call it Tele-work for fatigue.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Awesome news !!!..

Take care and get well soon..

Go Lady Koike !!!...

Run for Prime Minister !!!...

Let the htrs bark !!.. lol !!

-17 ( +2 / -19 )

Welcome back, Koike-san! I Salute the efforts. despite many NEGATIVE comments here about you Koike-san, i Support you.

-19 ( +1 / -20 )

She probably does have covid and the government is hiding it to save face. About working at 68, wtf are you talking about??? For Japanese politicians, she's young! How about Taro Ask? He's literally a dinosaur!

7 ( +9 / -2 )

I meant Taro Aso*

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Looks like her test came back negative this time. Now she just has to self isolate for another week or so before getting the second negative test and she’ll be OK to go back to work.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

@Gaijinland I too thought of Taro Aso as a dinosaur, my Japanese wife complained and said I was being unfair to dinosaurs- she says fossil

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Agree that she almost certainly has Covid and is self-isolating. Ridiculous that they don't just follow the science and announce that, seeing as anyone, whether vaccinated or not, can get Covid. If she has mild symptoms, at her age, it is a good advert for how being vaccinated can make you safer. Speaking of age, I know old politicians here are responsible for a lot of the mess the country is in, but being older doesn't automatically make you so. Judge a person by their words and deeds, not their age. I have nothing good to say about Koike, but leave her age out of it.

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Her age is specifically mentioned in the story. It’s of concern of course when the elderly get sick. And more of a concern when due to financial difficulties they have to continue to work. And a bigger concern when a financially incompetent person is overseeing Tokyo’s finances.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Glad she is getting better. She is a great Mayor.

-11 ( +1 / -12 )

Her age is specifically mentioned in the story.

Japanese media mention the age almost everytime even if it doesn't matter.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

It could simply be an urgent surgery she had to do, but due to the health and concerns it could raise they prefer not release it until the Olympics are over

0 ( +2 / -2 )

The governor said her health has somewhat improved and she vowed to speed up her recovery

What, is she gonna eat a magic mushroom? Did she find some hidden heart containers? Did she collect enough rings to make it to the bonus stage?

We all need to learn how to speed up our recoveries I think. See this broken leg, I will add some wax and some magic beans, and that will speed up my healing by 69% and 3 bits.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Hope she makes a speedy recovery, so she can get back to work patting herself on the back again.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Saw her press conference today and she had a bad cough.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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