According to reports, Shinzo Abe entered Keio University hospital on 17 August in the morning.
The specific reason for the Japanese PM's hospital visit was not revealed. Kyodo reported, citing unnamed sources, that Abe visited the hospital for a regular check-up.
Abe's hospital visit comes amid speculation over his health, as Kyodo said that Abe's alleged 'check-up' follows a comment by Economy Minister Akira Amari, who remarked that "the prime minister needs some rest".
According to Kyodo, a local weekly magazine earlier reported that Abe had "vomited blood" in July.
Japanese PM Abe's visit to Keio University Hospital came a day after former economy minister Akira Amari, who is close to Abe, told a TV program that the prime minister needs some rest.https://t.co/PmT72Y8Tv6— Kyodo News | Japan (@kyodo_english) August 17, 2020