Abe Still Seeking Constitutional Revision in 2020

Politics

Tokyo, Dec. 10 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emphasized on Monday that he will continue to aim for the enforcement of an amended Constitution in 2020.

In May last year, Abe said he wanted to see a new supreme law implemented in 2020.

"I haven't changed my mind," Abe told a press conference held after the end of the extraordinary parliamentary session.

"It is important for national discussions (on constitutional amendments) to be deepened," Abe said.

He also said he cannot predict whether the Diet can proceed toward proposing any revision to the top law as he envisages because it depends on discussions among lawmakers.

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