Medical Checks For Japan PM As Health Speculation Grows

The Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cut short his first term in office due to the health problems linked to ulcerative colitis, he said he has overcome the ailment when he returned to office in 2012.

Abe said he had undergone more medical tests but he declined to provide details of the results.

But in recent weeks, reports have suggested that the 65-year-old prime minister is ill again, with tabloids claiming he has been vomiting blood and even confidants publicly saying he needed rest.

However, Abe arrived back at his office on Monday after several hours spent at the hospital in Tokyo, but offered just little details on his condition.

Diet and stress are thought to aggravate the condition.

Speculation about Abe’s health comes as he faces renewed pressure over his government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and declining public support.

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