Abe checks in to Tokyo hospital amid speculation about health

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 10:04 AM Print This Post

Amid speculation about his deteriorating health, prime minister Shinzo Abe checked in to a hospital in Tokyo on Monday for what an aide called “a regular health checkup.”

Abe’s visit to Keio University Hospital came a day after former economy minister Akira Amari, who is close to Abe, told a TV programme that the prime minister needs some rest.

Worries about Abe’s health have been growing after a weekly magazine reported earlier this month he had vomited blood in July. The 65-year-old premier abruptly resigned in 2007 after his first one-year stint as the nation’s leader due to an intestinal disease.



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