Abe becomes Japan’s longest-serving PM

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20th November, 2019 01:34:53 printer

Abe becomes Japan’s longest-serving PM


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made history by becoming Japan’s longest-serving political leader, though he hasn’t achieved his biggest goal of revising the nation’s pacifist constitution, reports AP.

Abe marked his 2,887th day in office Wednesday, surpassing Taro Katsura from the early 20th century.

Following his disappointing 2006-2007 term, Abe returned to office in 2012 and has since bolstered Japan’s defense role but hasn’t yet been able to change the constitution to allow a full-fledged military.

Abe has been stepping up his effort for a change before his party leadership ends in September 2021, despite the lack of public interest.

Abe on Wednesday renewed his pledge to beat deflation, tackle Japan's aging and declining population and achieve a constitutional revision.