Japan PM Shinzo Abe set to announce resignation amid health concerns – report

Japan PM Shinzo Abe set to announce resignation amid health concerns – reportAugust 28, 2020

Surprise development comes after Japanese officials were unable to quash speculation following two recent hospital visits by the prime minister

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is set to announce his resignation later on Friday, according to public broadcaster NHK, amid growing concerns about his health after he made two hospital visits in the space of a week.

Officials from the governing Liberal Democratic party (LDP) had earlier attempted to quash speculation that Abe may be unable to serve out his term, which was due to end in September 2021, as rumours swirled around the state of his health.

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