Japanese Prime Minister’s resignation is explained

The reason for the dismissal of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a chronic disease. This was reported by Kyodo agency on Friday, August 28, citing a source.

According to him, the politician needs to be treated for ulcerative colitis. It is difficult for Abe to perform duties and make policy decisions related to the disease, the source said.

Shinzo Abe, 65, the leader of the Japan Liberal Democratic Party, visited the hospital regularly in August. In early July, he was concerned about symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

In 2007, Abe resigned due to an exacerbation of his chronic disease. This happened just a year after he became the youngest postwar prime minister in the country at the age of 52.

Returning to power in 2012, Abe said he defeated the disease with a new medicine.

Earlier Friday ToxiNews reports that Abe told the leadership of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of the country about his intention to leave office.

Abe was born to a family known in the political world. His grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, was also a Japanese prime minister and his father, Abe Shintaro, was the country’s foreign minister. He began his political career in 1982, when he became secretary to his father, then head of the Foreign Ministry.