• Amending the Constitution

    On May 3, Constitution Memorial Day, Prime Minister Abe Shinzō issued a decisive call for constitutional reform, conveying his determination to see a revised Constitution come into force by the year 2020. With the ruling Liberal Democratic Party gearing up to submit a draft to the Diet this coming fall, we examine some of the key issues and assess Abe’s chances of presiding over the first constitutional revision since 1946.