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Japanese Prime Minister Abe Announces Resignation Over Health Reasons

RTTNews Friday, 28 August 2020
After ruling the country for nearly nine years, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Friday announced that he is stepping down due to the recurrence of a health issue. Abe, who is the longest-serving Prime Minister in Japanese history, revealed his intention to quit a year ahead of completing his fourth term. "Even though there is one year to go in my tenure and there are challenges to be met, I ha
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Japan's longest-serving Premier Shinzo Abe resigned on Friday over health issues. Abe's term was about to end in September 2021. The Japanese PM said that he would resign to undergo treatment for chronic illness. He added that he's suffering a recurrence of ulcerative colitis. Abe, who turns 66 next...

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