41 Pct Oppose Constitutional Revision under Abe Cabinet

Politics

Tokyo, Aug. 16 (Jiji Press)--In a recent Jiji Press survey, 41.3 pct of respondents voiced opposition to constitutional revisions under the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Respondents who showed support for constitutional reform led by Abe accounted for 32.1 pct, while 26.7 pct did not express a preference.

The result suggests a cautious stance among the public on hasty constitutional reform.

In the previous survey conducted in July, before the July 21 House of Councillors election, 41.2 pct of respondents expressed support for advancing discussions on constitutional revisions after the election, while 26.3 pct were opposed to the move.

The prime minister has been calling for parliamentary discussions on constitutional amendments to meet his goal of putting a revised constitution into force in 2020.

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