DPFP's Tamaki to Propose Meeting on Constitution with Abe


Tokyo, July 25 (Jiji Press)--Democratic Party for the People head Yuichiro Tamaki on Thursday proposed a meeting with Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, to discuss constitutional reform.

On an online broadcast program provided by Bunkajin Hosokyoku, Tamaki also said his party will accept Abe's proposal to hold debates on the constitutional revision at the Diet, the country's parliament.

The ruling LDP and other forces supporting the constitutional amendment lost their two-thirds majority in the House of Councillors in Sunday's election, the minimum level necessary for the upper chamber to propose such a revision.

Abe is therefore seeking cooperation from constitutional reformists in the DPFP, an opposition party whose Upper House seats decreased in the election.

"I'm completely reborn now," Tamaki said on the program. "We'll discuss constitutional reform."

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