Will Abe go?

For weeks, everyone in Tokyo has been talking about whether the Prime Minister will resign.

Tens of thousands of people have been out on the streets chanting for him to go.

They are troubled by press reports of financial scandals and cover-ups by Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie.

But some people feel the issue is a big distraction from deeper problems.

In this week’s Japan Story blog, Duncan Bartlett argues that Mr Abe should stay in office in order to work on Japan’s international relationships.

Japan Story’s blog is written by former BBC Tokyo Correspondent Duncan Bartlett. Each week he analyses how Japan’s story is being told to the world through the international media.