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I'm thinking, 'Don't say inaccurate things.' The fact that I'm back in good health is proof of not being severely ill. There were combined difficulties due to piled-up fatigue.

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Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike, who was recently hospitalized due to extreme fatigue, denying rumors at a news conference on Friday that she has a serious illness.


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When you're hospitalized for lengthy periods on doctor's orders for "fatigue," and told to stay home instead of going to the office afterward, then something is clearly wrong with you, physically or mentally or both.

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As a person who job is to build a career on being able to lie at a prestigious rate, think a truck load of salt might be needed to swallow anything she says.

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The issue is that most Japanese know that if you are hospitalized here it is usually for a long while, and NOT for fatigue. I have lived in Japan quite a while, and the average person is NOT hospitalized for fatigue. The most common reaction of a doctor is to give some anti-anxiety meds and tell you to RELAX on the weekends. Ergo, people being skeptical of her excuse is warranted.

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All people are entitled to medical confidentiality. Last year after a major op I was back at home after 7 days.

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"The fact that I'm back in good health is proof of not being severely ill."

Or, the fact that you needed to take TWO LENGTHY absences from your position due to "fatigue" in fewer than six months is proof of you're not being very well...

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When you are a public figure, paid for by tax payers I would argue a social agreement that full disclosure is appropriate. You want privacy? Don’t become a tax payer employee.

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I would argue a social agreement that full disclosure is appropriate.

Or alternatively just say it is private and don't lie.

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I'm back in good health is proof of not being severely ill.

Wait, what??! So anything you recover from is by definition not serious? People do recover from cancer, and I'm pretty sure having cancer qualifies as being seriously ill.

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Until every worker here is able to take time off due to fatigue, or any time off at all for that matter, she shouldn't expect any sympathy.

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