Japan’s Shinzo Abe visits the hospital again as health concerns intensify
“Today, I listened to the results of the exams in detail and took some additional exams,” Abe told reporters. “I will pay utmost attention to my health and will do my best going forward.”
The hospital visit in itself is hardly a reason to write the leader’s political obituary, as he approaches the final year of his tenure, due to end in September 2021.
But persistent reports have suggested the 65-year-old Abe is exhausted after a stressful few months coping with the coronavirus pandemic and rising public unhappiness with his leadership. Others have suggested he could be suffering from a return of the ulcerative colitis that cut short his previous term in office in 2007.
Abe has conducted official duties this month, attending ceremonies marking the 75th anniversaries of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as Japan’s 1945 surrender, but he has held few news conferences despite a surge in coronavirus infections and a plunging economy.
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[Source: Washington Post]