Shinzo Abe resigns over ill health - Genoa seeks to rebuild after coronavirus
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he is stepping down for health reasons. He has suffered from the chronic illness ulcerative colitis for years.
The Japanese prime minister's aggressive economic reform policy, known as Abenomics, has had a mixed record. Abe's procrastination on structural reforms for fear of losing political currency is mainly to blame.
Yoshihide Suga is the country's first new prime minister in nearly eight years. The former chief cabinet secretary, he is expected to stick to the policies of his predecessor, Shinzo Abe.
Japan's new prime minister plans to prioritize growth, meet with regional rivals and boost coronavirus testing. Yoshihide Suga has a tough road ahead, the Tokyo-based German journalist Martin Fritz writes.
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