(TOKYO) – Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his intention to resign because of his poor health to express, as reported Friday by NHK and other Japanese media. The Office of the Prime Minister, said that the report could not be immediately confirmed, but Abe was believed at the party headquarters to meet top officials of government. The spokesman for the Liberal Democrat party has not answered the phone. Concerns about chronic health problems Abe, simmering since earlier this summer, intensified this month when he visited a hospital in Tokyo two weeks in a row for unspecified medical tests. Abe, whose term ends in September 2021 should remain selected until a new leader of the party and formally approved by Parliament. He had resigned abruptly from his first stint in office in 2007 because of his health, concerned about its final status was refueling. Abe on Monday was the longest-serving Japanese Prime Minister in office consecutive days, eclipsing the record Eisaku Sato, his great-uncle, for his record 2,798 days from 1964 to 1972. But his second visit to the hospital Monday dark fixed he served and accelerated speculation and political maneuvering for a post-Abe regime. Abe confirmed ulcerative colitis, who was a teenager when he and said that the condition was controlled with treatment. He did not clarify whether it is his ultimate questions of health or related hospital visits. were reported after his last hospital visits, Abe top party officials of the Cabinet and the government said Abe was revised and badly needed rest. His health problems have speculation that Abe’s days in office are numbered when his support feedback are already at the lowest level because of its handling of the pandemic Crown and its serious impact on the economy, on a range of political scandals. Shigeru Ishiba, a 63-year-old Falcon former defense minister and rival Abe, is a popular next leader in media surveys, though less popular within the ruling party. A former minister of the low-key Fumio Kishida Foreign Minister Taro Kono Defense, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and economic revitalization Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is responsible for corona measures, speculation in the Japanese media as his potential successors well . The end of his loads scandal first stint as prime minister lacked the beginning of six years of annual change in leadership as an era of “revolving door” policy remembered, stability and long-term policy. When revive the nation from its position in 2012, back, vowing Abe and its economy comes out of its deflationary doldrums with its formula “abenomics”, tax incentives, relaxation of monetary policy and structural reforms combined.