Abe Appears in Comedy Show to Seek Support for Osaka G-20

Politics

Osaka, April 20 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a surprising appearance in a comedy show held at the Namba Grand Kagetsu theater in Osaka on Saturday and sought support for the Group of 20 summit to be held in the western Japan city in June.

"I am Shinzo Abe, I am real," the prime minister said in the show run by Japanese entertainment powerhouse Yoshimoto Kogyo.

During the show, comedian Medaka Ikeno was asked by a member of the cast about the G-20.

"To be honest, I don't know much about it, but here is a person who is very familiar with it," Ikeno said.

Then, Abe appeared on the stage, surprising the audience. "You're impersonating, aren't you?" a cast member told Abe, and the prime minister replied, "I am real," provoking laugher.

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