Blog by Japan's first lady made public
[ 2006-12-31 09:14 ]
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
and his wife Akie Abe.
The latest addition to a collection of Christmas ornaments at Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe's home this year came from American first lady Laura
Bush, and the Abes enjoyed a cozy dinner on Christmas at a singer friend's
house, according to a blog recently started by Japan's first lady.
Akie Abe, 44, launched her official blog "Akie Abe's Smile Talk"
with an entry on November 21
chronicling her trip to Vietnam accompanying her husband to the
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
"It was my first visit to Vietnam and also my first time to attend a
wives' program. I was thrilled with anxieties and anticipation before
leaving Japan," she wrote.
She posted a picture of a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments and a
close-up photo of a golden
with a painting of the White House, the gift from Laura Bush, on her
first Christmas at the prime minister's official residence.
"My husband had a Cabinet meeting in the morning, but returned to the
residence for lunch and we had porridge. I'd like to spend the day
relaxing," Akie said in her December 24 entry, with a picture of her
husband reaching for food at the table.
While support for the prime minister has recently declined, the public
remains generally fond of the first lady, a former DJ and the daughter of
a former president of one of Japan's leading confectioners, Morinaga &
Recent public opinion polls have shown that support for Abe's
government has fallen to about 50 percent from almost 70 percent three
First lady's blog: http://www.abe-akie.jp
entry : 此处指博客中的日志
close-up photo : 特写照