Japan’s prime minister resigns
Japan’s longest- serving Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has announced he is stepping down because of persistent health problems. Speaking at a news conference, Mr Abe apologised for resigning before fulfilling several key political pledges. We hear the reflections of a special advisor to Mr Abe on his legacy.
Also in the programme: Donald Trump accepts the US Republican Party’s nomination as civil rights activists prepare for a march in Washington to demand criminal justice reforms; and has Manaus in the Brazilian Amazon reached ‘herd immunity’ after being hit hard by Covid-19?
(Image:Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a news conference at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo. Credit: Franck Robichon/Pool via Reuters)