Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre) has announced his resignation due to illness after becoming Japan’s longest-serving leader in terms of consecutive days in office. Photo: Kyodo News via AP Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre) has announced his resignation due to illness after becoming Japan’s longest-serving leader in terms of consecutive days in office. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre) has announced his resignation due to illness after becoming Japan’s longest-serving leader in terms of consecutive days in office. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
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Shinzo Abe’s successor must rise to challenge and build regional trust

  • Japan’s longest-serving prime minister has resigned leaving his nationalist policies, which soured relations with China and South Korea, mainly unfulfilled

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre) has announced his resignation due to illness after becoming Japan’s longest-serving leader in terms of consecutive days in office. Photo: Kyodo News via AP Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre) has announced his resignation due to illness after becoming Japan’s longest-serving leader in terms of consecutive days in office. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre) has announced his resignation due to illness after becoming Japan’s longest-serving leader in terms of consecutive days in office. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
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