Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe to resign due to health concerns

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reportedly set to resign from his post over concerns regarding his health, NHK reported Friday. He is expected to speak to the media at 5 PM.

This development brings uncertainty over the question of who will take over.

On August 14, went for a medical check-up at Tokyo’s Keio University Hospital. This resulted in intense speculation regarding the PM’s health. After that, he returned for a follow-up on Monday.

This led to reports that his condition had declined since July and then worsened in early August. Therefore, this may be causing fears within Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party that he may not be able to carry on, instigating speculation as to who could succeed him.

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