Japan's PM sets mark for days in office amid health concerns

Japan's PM sets mark for days in office amid health concerns

Newsdesk |
August 24, 2020

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday became Japan's longest-serving leader in terms of consecutive days in office, but there was little fanfare, as he visited a hospital for another checkup amid concerns about his health. Abe marked his 2,799th consecutive day in office since bouncing back to leadership in late 2012 for a second term, surpassing the previous record set by Eisaku Sato, his great-uncle, who served 2,798 straight days from 1964 to 1972.

New Delhi, 24 August 2020

As per news report of PTI, Abe, who turns 66 next month, became Japan's longest-serving prime minister last November, combining his earlier one-year term. His first term ended abruptly 13 years ago because of health problems, fueling concerns about his current condition. The prime minister made a hospital visit for the second week in a row on Monday.

Source -PTI


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