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The future of Japan after Mr. Abe resigns (Part 2)

So far it is not clear who will become the next prime minister. Mr. Shinzo Abe affirmed that he had no opinion on this issue and fully respected the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) decision. Based on a survey conducted by Kyodo News last week, The Japan Times reported that the brightest candidate is former…

The future of Japan after Mr. Abe resigns (Part 1)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s replacement will face many difficulties when both domestic and international situations appear unpredictable. In a press conference on August 28, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially announced his resignation due to deteriorating health. Specifically, he said he had been diagnosed with chronic ulcerative colitis and a number of other diseases, so…