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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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http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2015/12/15/japans-first-lady-touts-revival-of-hemp-culture/