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Abe did not make any big mistakes, but his handling of the coronavirus looked inferior to Koike's and some other local leaders. Koike has high communication skills, but Abe does not.


Yu Uchiyama, University of Tokyo professor of political science, comparing the differences in the way Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe handled the coronavirus issue.

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How can you have a PM with poor communication skills?

Communication is 99% of his job description.

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BertieWoosterToday  07:24 am JST

How can you have a PM with poor communication skills?

Communication is 99% of his job description.

I think that as far as Abe is concerned, having the right political pedigree and channeling cash to his cronies is his real job description. As for communication skills, he seems to get by with mumbling from prepared scripts or throwing childish tantrums whenever any serf has the temerity to say anything he doesn't like.

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Abe has no idea what the people of Japan have to endure.His myriad scandals and out-of-touch comments show him to be sorely lacking.

The lack of support for those without jobs and failure to adequately provide money to support the poor, show without a doubt that Abe is truly incompetent!

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Abe did not make any big mistakes

Yeah right...... One could argue he didn't make any mistakes because he took no discernible action.

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100 percent. She is almost competent enough not to have to script herself and backpeddle forward. See a run at the PM in the near future.

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Yeah... sorry, but Abe made a LOT of mistakes, most notably by denying the problem to begin with, and also with his stupid masks, many of which had to be recalled.

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He has given up on public appearances, the hecklers really upset him. He certainly is very unpopular it's just the single party system in Japan that allows him to fleece the population while increasing his own I'll gotten gains.

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