Bush ally resigns

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation, “after a bruising election in July and poor poll ratings.” He had previously “hinted he may quit if Japan’s mission in Afghanistan was not extended. . . . The mission involves Japanese vessels in the Indian Ocean providing refuelling and other logistical support to US military planes, and the US has made clear it sees these activities as vital.”

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