Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
International

Japanese Premier Checks into Hospital

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned unexpectedly Wednesday. The given reasons were health problems and extreme exhaustion, and Thursday Abe checked into a hospital. But Abe's administration was plagued by scandals from the beginning. Journalist Tim Hornyak, who lives in Tokyo, talks to Madeleine Brand about whether the prime minister's hospital check-in was a face-saving move.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.