• Kyodo


Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hinted he may make a second run for president of the Liberal Democratic Party in September.

“My goal of breaking away from the postwar regime has yet to be achieved,” Abe said on an Internet program Monday. “I’ve always been considering what I should do in what position to achieve the goal. I’ve yet to find any answer.”

Abe, now 57, pledged to break away from what he termed the postwar regime when he was LDP president and prime minister for one year until September 2007, when he suddenly resigned from the then-ruling party for health reasons.

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