Outgoing Japan PM admitted to hospital: Report

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Tokyo, Sep 13: Outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been admitted to hospital, media said today, a day after the leader suddenly announced he would resign.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Kaoru Yosano said earlier that Abe was being examined by doctors and depending on the result, may be hospitalised.

Kyodo news agency said Abe was feeling unwell but did not specify what the ailment was.

Abe, who took office a year ago pledging to raise Japan's global security profile, said he was quitting in the hope that a new leader could resolve a deadlock over a naval mission supporting US-led operations in Afghanistan.

But senior officials cited health problems as one reason for his decision.


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