Japanese bean paste-filled buns go on sale to mark Abe's resignation

Boxes of Japanese bean paste-filled “manju” buns commemorating Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation have hit store shelves at a parliament gift shop and other outlets following his surprise late August announcement that he is stepping down.”Arigato!!! (Thank you) Shin-chan Manju,” the logo reads, using the diminutive form of the country’s longest-serving prime minister’s first name. The latest edition of the confectionary is the last of the more than 30 editions sold during Abe’s approximately nine-year tenure.One box filled with 12 buns flavored with sesame and kinako, or soybean flour, wh…

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