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Japan PM Shinzo Abe's Visit To Flood Hit Areas Wins Hearts on Twitter

World | Associated Press | July 12, 2018, 12:27 pm
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 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited an evacuation centre in the city of Kurashiki in Okayama prefecture, where more than 40 of the 176 victims died. (Image: AP)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited an evacuation centre in the city of Kurashiki in Okayama prefecture, where more than 40 of the 176 victims died. (Image: AP)

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 Abe ducked in front of an elderly woman sitting on the floor, and pledged to her that his government will do its utmost to bring back her ordinary life as soon as possible. His gesture was applauded by the netizens on social media. (Image: Twitter/PM of Japan)

Abe ducked in front of an elderly woman sitting on the floor, and pledged to her that his government will do its utmost to bring back her ordinary life as soon as possible. His gesture was applauded by the netizens on social media. (Image: Twitter/PM of Japan)

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 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens to an evacuee during a visit to an evacuation centre in Japan. (Image: AP)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens to an evacuee during a visit to an evacuation centre in Japan. (Image: AP)

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 Shinzo Abe listens to an evacuee during a visit to an evacuation centre in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, southwestern Japan. (Image: AP)

Shinzo Abe listens to an evacuee during a visit to an evacuation centre in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, southwestern Japan. (Image: AP)

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 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offers flowers along with Kurashiki Mayor Kaori Ito and Okayama Gov. Ryuta Ibaragi for the victims. (Image: AP)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offers flowers along with Kurashiki Mayor Kaori Ito and Okayama Gov. Ryuta Ibaragi for the victims. (Image: AP)

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 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe conducting an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Japan. (Image: Twitter/PM Of Japan)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe conducting an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Japan. (Image: Twitter/PM Of Japan)

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 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) pays tribute to the victims. (Image: Twitter/ PM Of Japan)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) pays tribute to the victims. (Image: Twitter/ PM Of Japan)

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 The compound of a junior high school is flooded after heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, southwestern Japan. Heavy rainfall hammered southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands. (Image: AP)

The compound of a junior high school is flooded after heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, southwestern Japan. Heavy rainfall hammered southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands. (Image: AP)

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 Elderly people are rescued on a boat as the city is flooded following heavy rain in Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan. (Image: AP)

Elderly people are rescued on a boat as the city is flooded following heavy rain in Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan. (Image: AP)

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 Operations to discharge water are underway at a submerged housing area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture in Japan. (Image: AP)

Operations to discharge water are underway at a submerged housing area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture in Japan. (Image: AP)

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 Rescuers on boats head for search in the partly submerged area in water after heavy rain in Kurashiki city, Japan. (Image: AP)

Rescuers on boats head for search in the partly submerged area in water after heavy rain in Kurashiki city, Japan. (Image: AP)

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 Rescuers conduct a search operation for missing persons in Kumano town, Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan on July 9, 2018. People prepared for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan on Monday, where several days of heavy rainfall had set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area. (Image: AP)

Rescuers conduct a search operation for missing persons in Kumano town, Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan on July 9, 2018. People prepared for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan on Monday, where several days of heavy rainfall had set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area. (Image: AP)

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 Rescuers prepare to start a search mission for missing person at the site of a landslide in Kumano town in Japan. (Image: AP)

Rescuers prepare to start a search mission for missing person at the site of a landslide in Kumano town in Japan. (Image: AP)

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 A helicopter flies over a flooded housing area in Kurashiki, Japan. (Image: AP)

A helicopter flies over a flooded housing area in Kurashiki, Japan. (Image: AP)

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 This photo shows a submerged housing area in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, western Japan. (Image: AP)

This photo shows a submerged housing area in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, western Japan. (Image: AP)