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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who stunned the country a day earlier by announcing that he will not seek re-election as the ruling party’s leader, visited a Tokyo hospital for a “medical checkup” Saturday morning, an aide said.

“He has been working nonstop until now, so he took advantage [of the lull in his schedule] to have a checkup,” the aide said. “It’s not a thorough medical check-up, but rather a physical examination. There are no problems with his health.”

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