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Japan's government has failed coronavirus communications test

Instead of data and reassurance, Shinzo Abe leads with aloofness

| Japan
Cruise ship Diamond Princess docked at Yokohama on Feb. 7: like a floating petri dish, the numbers of infected kept growing.   © Reuters

It seems Prime Minister Shinzo Abe finds it easier to spread reassuring messages in the Middle East than at home in Japan.

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