Abe Calls for Active Discussions on Constitution Revisions

Politics

Tokyo, July 22 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on the ruling and opposition blocs on Monday to move forward in discussions on constitutional revisions at the relevant commissions of both chambers of parliament.

Speaking at a press conference at Liberal Democratic Party headquarters following the ruling coalition's victory in the House of Councillors election on Sunday, Abe showed his resolve to make every effort for government management.

"The LDP must mobilize all its energy to promote new nation-building efforts strongly in the Imperial period of Reiwa," said Abe, president of the ruling party.

"Voters have handed down the verdict that there should be at least discussions" on revisions to the constitution, Abe also said.

While urging the opposition to take part in discussions on rewriting the top law, Abe said he wants to devise a draft of revisions that can be supported by two-thirds of lawmakers, a requirement for proposing constitutional changes, whether they belong to the ruling or opposition blocs.

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