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Kono’s Twitter followers reach 2.263 million, exceeding former PM Abe’s

  • February 8, 2021
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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Monday’s Nikkei, Yomiuri, and Sankei wrote that the number of Minister in Charge of Administrative Reform Kono’s Twitter followers reached 2,263,000 on Sunday, exceeding former Prime Minister Abe’s 2,261,000. As a result, Kono became the Japanese Diet member with the largest number of Twitter followers. Noting that Kono’s followers surged after Jan. 18 when he took on the responsibility of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination program in Japan and that he has been actively disseminating information about the government’s preparations for administering the vaccines, the papers speculated that the rise in his Twitter followers indicates the public’s high expectations for the vaccination program.

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