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Japan: PM Abe Announces Resignation For Health Reasons

Eurasia Review Friday, 28 August 2020
Japan: PM Abe Announces Resignation For Health ReasonsBy Jason Strother

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced he is stepping down due to chronic health concerns. His departure ends a historic tenure in office, but the conservative leader’s resignation underscores his mixed accomplishments in regional relations.   

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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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