A combo image shows Shinzo Abe listends to musician Gen Hoshino at his residence.
"Who do you think you are?" became a top trend on Twitter, with users saying Abe's message ignored the plight of those struggling to make a living during the coronavirus outbreak.
Abe's video, which featured his pet dog, was a response to popular musician Gen Hoshino, who uploaded a video of himself singing about dancing indoors and invited people to collaborate.
"At a time when people are fighting for survival, to show a video of such luxury ... one can't help but wonder, 'who do you think you are?'," one Twitter user said.
Other Twitter users defended Abe, saying that even the prime minister should be allowed down time.
Abe's representatives were not immediately available for comment outside normal office hours.
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