July 1, 2022

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The legacy of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is resigning due to illness

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The legacy of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is resigning due to illness

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday that he is resigning because of a chronic health problem. A political veteran, he held the post longer than anyone else. Abe cultivated a friendly relationship with President Trump that some experts say strengthened the two countries’ alliance. He also tried to reinvigorate Japan’s economy and rebuild its military. Nick Schifrin reports.

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