TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a Tokyo hospital on Saturday, 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, Kyodo 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.
(This story corrects spelling of news agency in paragraph 2.)
Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Edwina Gibbs
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