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Abe faces reporters Friday as questions abound over health

Japan's prime minister resumes work after second recent hospital visit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last held a news briefing at his office June 18. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to hold a news conference on Friday, when he is expected to address questions concerning his health, Nikkei has learned.

Abe will focus on outlining the government's response to the coronavirus. The outbreak has entered a second wave in Japan, with cases hitting fresh daily highs.

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