The Prime Minister of the Asian country of Japan, Shinzo Abe,
has filed his resignation. He has cited a long term illness, ulcerative colitis,
with which he has been fighting since his teenage, as the reason for his
In a statement he has released to explain the decision he
has taken, he has stated that he did not want his illness to get in the way of
He has sought the apology of the Japanese people for failing
to complete his term in office.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease. It is a
very serious disease. If it is not treated properly, it may lead to colon
Mr. Abe has been living with this disease since his teenage.
In the statement, he has said that his condition had
Lately, Mr. Abe became Japan’s longest serving prime
It is not the first time he has filed his resignation over
this issue. In the year 2007, he resigned abruptly citing his struggles with the
Mr Abe is a very popular leader. He is a conservative and nationalist. His resignation is a great loss to the country. He is the one who has played a key role in the upliftment of the economy of Japan.
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