Japan's Abe Determined to Realize Article 9 Revision
Tokyo, March 25 (Jiji Press)—Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō on Sunday stressed his determination to realize a revision to war-renouncing Article 9 of the country's constitution.
"Let's make the constitution spell out the Self-Defense Forces to put a period to the controversy over their constitutionality," Abe, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's president, told a regular party convention.
"This is the responsibility of politicians living in the present as well as the LDP," Abe said in a speech.
Regarding the proposed Article 9 revision, Abe said, "Let's start a new era by fulfilling this mission resolutely."
Abe noted that the LDP has drawn up draft constitutional clauses on four key issues, including Article 9.[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]