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Japan's Abe returns from hospital, says to do his best at his job

FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan June 18, 2020. Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said he wanted to do everything to maintain his health and do his utmost at his job, making brief remarks following his return from a second hospital visit that has stoked concern about his health.

Abe, who has been the target of deepening speculation that he may resign due to his health issues, on Monday visited a Tokyo hospital for the second time within days.

He was speaking to reporters after returning to his official residence from the hospital.

Reporting by Tokyo bureau; Editing by Tom Hogue