Market Nikkei tumbles, yen firms on news Japan's Abe will resign Updated : August 28, 2020 12:10 PM IST A person familiar with the matter said Abe, the nation’s longest-serving premier, had decided to step down. Abe wanted to avoid causing problems for the government due to the worsening of his condition. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.