Faxes coming from the office of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife, Akie Abe, sent to the embattled head of the school operator Moritomo Gakuen, Yasunori Kagoike, have been exposed as having close links to a fax machine built in 1958.

The shocking revelation has sent shockwaves around the globe – many are stunned Japan is still using fax machines manufactured well before man walked on the moon.

“Are you serious? I thought Japan existed in the future. That fax machine is older than my grandmother who is already well past it,” said one woman from Albania.

Kagoike repeated allegations in a sworn testimony delivered in the Diet on Thursday that the facsimiles he received took about three minutes to be fully transmitted.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie, have denied any links to the 1958 fax machine.

Both Abe and his wife have said they don’t remember ever seeing a functioning fax machine within the borders of Japan.


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