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Abe delivers support to Japanese competitors

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends the preliminary women’s ice hockey game between Japan and Sweden at Kwandong Hockey Center in Gangneung on Saturday.

Jiji PressPYEONGCHANG (Jiji Press) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the athlete’s village of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea on Saturday to cheer up Japanese Olympic ski jumpers.

Abe met with nine jumpers, including Noriaki Kasai, who was Japan’s flag-bearer during Friday’s Olympic opening ceremony, and Sara Takanashi.

“I visited all of you to deliver cheers from all the Japanese people,” Abe told the athletes, while shaking hands with all of them.

“I’m expecting your success in the Olympic Games,” the prime minister added.

In Gangneung later on Saturday, Abe watched the Japanese women’s ice hockey team’s first match against Sweden.Speech

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