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Abe returns to work after 3-day break amid questions over health

Fresh from medical checkup, Japanese prime minister pledges his 'best'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on August 19. (Photo by Yumi Kotani)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resumed his official duties on Wednesday after a three-day summer break.

"I had a medical checkup to ensure that I can fulfill my duties in good health," Abe told reporters at the prime minister's office. "I want to go back to work and do my best."

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