Haiwai.com, August 28 (Xinhua) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to resign as prime minister in order to avoid the impact of his health on national politics, according to nhk28, a Japanese Broadcasting Association. He has been suffering from ulcerative colitis since he was a teenager, which causes severe abdominal pain and diarrhea. He went to the hospital twice this month for physical examination and was told that he needed treatment for a year.
According to the report, Abe served as Japans Prime Minister for the first time in 2006, becoming the first and youngest prime minister born after the war. However, in September 2007, Abe suddenly resigned as Prime Minister for health reasons. In December 2012, Japan held a house of Representatives election. Abe led the LDP to win the general election and became prime minister again. Since then, Abe has been in power continuously. In June this year, Abe was found to have abnormal symptoms of ulcerative colitis in Qingying university hospital. After drug treatment, he improved, but in the following year, Abe needed drug treatment.