After a record seven years and eight months in power, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday announced his resignation, citing ill-health after a recurrence of ulcerative colitis.
“I have decided to step down from the post of the prime minister,” Abe said in a news conference August 28.
Abe addressed his health after two recent hospital visits, saying he was suffering from the same condition that ended his first term in office. “I cannot be prime minister if I cannot make the best decisions for the people,” he said. Read on through this link