Japanese PM Abe hospitalized

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was hospitalized Thursday for stress and exhaustion a day after announcing his resignation, his doctors said, amid speculation health troubles prompted him to step down.

Japanese PM Abe hospitalized
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was hospitalized Thursday for stress and exhaustion a day after announcing his resignation, his doctors said, amid speculation health troubles prompted him to step down.

Toshifumi Hibi, a doctor at Keio University Hospital, said Abe would stay at least three or four days for treatment of abdominal pains, exhaustion and other symptoms of "psychological stress."

Abe, 52, announced Wednesday he would quit, citing political reasons. Other government officials, however, including Chief Cabinet Secretary Kaoru Yosano, said Abe suffered from unspecified health issues that contributed to his departure.

AP
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