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Abe's cheesy video highlights Japan's coronavirus PR failure

Tokyo must tell citizens' stories of preventing COVID-19 to boost fight

| Japan
Shinzo Abe adjusts his face mask as he speaks to the media on Apr. 6: the government must stop making this crisis about Abe. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

Dr. Nancy Snow is Pax Mundi (World Peace) Professor of Public Diplomacy at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.

Abe has a dog on his lap, which then licks his face. Abe sips from a cup of tea. Abe reads a book with a teddy bear in the background. Abe uses the TV remote.

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