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Japan’s outgoing PM Abe visits Tokyo hospital again, reports local media

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has battled ulcerative colitis for years, announced his decision to resign in late August. — Reuters pic
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has battled ulcerative colitis for years, announced his decision to resign in late August. — Reuters pic

TOKYO, Sept 12 — Japan’s outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a Tokyo hospital today, his first visit since announcing his decision to resign due to poor health, local media reported.

The visit was related to treatment for his ulcerative colitis and was not due to another illness, Kyoto news agency said, citing a source at the Prime Minister’s Office.

A member of the Prime Minister’s Office press team said the team was not aware of Abe’s hospital visit.

Abe, who has battled ulcerative colitis for years, announced his decision to resign in late August. — Reuters

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