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

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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