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Japan’s first lady attends South Korean musicalBy Korea Herald
Published : May 13, 2013 - 20:30
According to the Asahi Shimbun and reports in other media on Saturday, the 50-year-old wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saw the musical. She posted a message on her Facebook on May 9, along with a photo of her standing in front of a poster of the show.
“Caffeine” is performed by Korean actors in a theater in Tokyo’s trendy Roppongi district. The musical is about a couple who accidentally fall in love after meeting at a coffee shop.
Akie’s message triggered critical comments from Japanese netizens, apparently due to worsened ties between Korea and Japan.
On May 10, Akie posted another message, which read, “Even if I am criticized as too optimistic, my thinking is that I want to be friendly with every person and country.”
Akie is from a wealthy Japanese family. Her father is the former president of Morinaga & Co., one of Japan’s largest confectionary companies.
She is known as a fan of South Korean soap operas and actor Bae Yong-joon.
By Chun Sung-woo (email@example.com)
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