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Japan PM Calls Constitutional Revision Historic Mission


NAGATO (Yamaguchi Prefecture), Aug 13 – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday constitutional revisions are his “historic mission,” showing his strong desire to achieve the task while in office as the top government leader.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Resigns“I will try hard to revise the Japanese constitution, and this is my historic mission,” Abe said in a dinner party in Nagato hosted by a support group for him, Japanese news agency Jiji Press reported.

It is the first time since he took office last December that the prime minister has used such strong words as “historic mission” in expressing his determination to amend the constitution.


Even just after his Liberal Democratic Party and its New Komeito ally won a landslide in the July 21 House of Councillors election to end a divided parliament in the nation, Abe showed his stance of taking time on reaching consensus on the matter, apparently in light of cautious views within New Komeito and among the public.

At the dinner party, Abe said a prime minister sometimes must make tough decisions in defiance of strong opposition and criticism, referring to planned consumption tax hikes and Japan’s possible participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact.