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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Resigns, Citing Poor Health

HeadlineAug 28, 2020

In Japan, Shinzo Abe said Friday he is resigning as prime minister due to poor health. Over nearly eight years in office, Abe remained pro-nuclear, despite the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown following an earthquake and tsunami. Throughout his career, Abe tried unsuccessfully to do away with Article 9 of Japan’s Constitution, which renounces war and bars Japan from using — or threatening to use — military force.

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