Tokyo: Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzō Abe on Friday 28 August announced his resignation and decision to step down due to health issues.
I made a judgement I should not continue my job as prime minister. – Shinzō Abe
Addressing media-persons on Friday evening local time, Abe cited a his chronic ulcerative colitis as the reason for his resignation. I decided to resign in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic while trying to control my chronic ulcerative colitis, Abe said.