Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Resigns Over Ill Health

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation on Friday due to health reasons.

According to the New York Times, Abe — who has served as prime minister since 2012 — “told reporters that he had suffered a relapse of the bowel disease.”

“He said that he wanted to make way for a new leader who could focus fully on tackling the coronavirus pandemic and other challenges, and
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