Shinzo Abe steps down, and Russia may forget about peace treaty
Friday, 28 August 2020 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation on Friday, August 28. Having reported this, Abe stressed out that he had not yet resolved the issue of signing a peace treaty with Russia, of which he regrets. Why Japanese Prime Minister has resigned Only four days ago, Shinzo Abe set a record for serving as the head of the Japanese government - 2799 days. This is the longest tenure for the prime minister of Japan.The decision to resign came very unexpected even for fellow members of the Liberal Democratic Party.Shinzo Abe explained that he had made such a decision due to the aggravation of ulcerative colitis: "Ulcerative colitis has returned. I need to continue treatment for some time. I made the decision, because I could not afford resign all of a sudden, like in my previous term," Shinzo Abe said.
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