Japan’s First Lady Touts Revival of Hemp Culture
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and first lady Akie Abe arrive in Malaysia to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit last month.Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
There seem to be few dull moments in the life of first lady Akie Abe, who sometimes spends her time hosting a web-based talk show, harvesting honey from a bee farm and even paying occasional visits to the contentious Yasukuni Shrine.
Most recently, Ms. Abe raised eyebrows after telling a Japanese magazine that she has considered becoming a hemp farmer to help revive the traditional culture.
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