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Illness forces Japanese PM Abe to stand down

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Illness forces Japanese PM Abe to stand down

Illness forces Japanese PM Abe to stand down

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, says he is resigningbecause a chronic illness has resurfaced.

Concerns about his health began overthe summer and grew this month when he visited a Tokyo hospital two weeks in arow for unspecified check-ups.


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