The cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shijo Abe, who quit his post due to health reasons, also resigned on Wednesday. With this, Mr. Abe's nearly eight-year-long record tenure also came to an end.
On the occasion in the Prime Minister's Office, Mr. Abe said, "While in power, I have tried every day to bring the country's economy back on track and take all possible diplomatic steps to protect the interests of Japan." '
Significantly, the new leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Yoshihide Suga is ready to take over as the new Prime Minister of Japan. Putting the country's economy back on track will be a major challenge for Mr. Suga. Japan's economy is in a bad state due to the coronavirus epidemic and is at a historically low level.
It is noteworthy that Abe resigned from his post on 28 August due to health reasons. Earlier in the year 2007, he resigned due to health reasons. In the 2012 election, Mr. Abe returned to power again with an overwhelming majority.
Mr. Abe has been suffering from intestinal disease 'ulcerative colitis' for a long time. This is a serious disease of the large intestine, from which Mr. Abe has been struggling since his teens. In this disease, there is swelling and irritation in the inner lining of the large intestine, due to which many small blisters are formed.
Those ulcers and bloating cause stomach problems that affect the digestive system. It also causes the possibility of cancer of the intestines and rectum. Mr. Abe's term was to end in September 2021. Mr. Abe also holds the record of being the Prime Minister of Japan for the longest time.