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Akie Abe opines but knows her place in his story

| Jan 18, 2014

Akie Abe opines but knows her place in his story

by Philip Brasor

It’s no secret that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s most valuable public relations resource at the moment is his wife, Akie, whose candor contrasts vividly with the demure demeanor of most Japanese leaders’ wives. The weekly magazine Aera has suggested that Akie’s press ubiquity has ...