Japan emperor discharged from hospital after tissue examination

Kyodo News

Posted at Nov 28 2022 01:00 PM

 Japan's Emperor Naruhito, wearing a face mask, delivers an address for the opening of an extraordinary session of the Diet, Japan's parliament, at the upper house of parliament, in Tokyo, Japan, 03 October 2022. Japan's Emperor Naruhito made an opening address before parliament members. EPA-EFE/JIJI PRESS
Japan's Emperor Naruhito, wearing a face mask, delivers an address for the opening of an extraordinary session of the Diet, Japan's parliament, at the upper house of parliament, in Tokyo, Japan, 03 October 2022. Japan's Emperor Naruhito made an opening address before parliament members. EPA-EFE/JIJI PRESS

TOKYO - Emperor Naruhito was discharged from a hospital in Tokyo on Monday after undergoing a tissue examination for an enlarged prostate.

The Imperial Household Agency said it will announce the results at a later date.

The 62-year-old's prostate-specific antigen level, a tumor marker, is slightly higher than normal, according to the agency. An MRI scan he underwent earlier this month confirmed an enlarged prostate.

Although there were no findings of any particular concern, the agency had previously said he would undergo an additional examination.

==Kyodo

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