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‘Eigonomics’

Middle-aged woman (watching Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speak in the Diet on television): Apparently he’s very good at speaking English. Pity he’s so bad at politics.

— Keio University Hospital, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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