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August 17, 2020

Asia

JAPAN: Surprise hospital visit fuels speculation about Abe’s staying power

BY Tobias Harris

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( 5 mins) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid an unexpected visit to a hospital on 17 August, which was subsequently characterized as a follow-up for an earlier exam. Abe’s personal history – a chronic ailment contributed to his resignation from the premiership in 2007 – means that he faces a higher threshold to convince the public of his […]

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