Japan's Abe flags plan to revise Constitution in first Diet speech since election

By Walter Sim, 17 November 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in his first policy speech to Parliament since he was returned to power on Friday (Nov 17), said he intends to move forward on revising the nation's 70-year-old Constitution. While Mr Abe has previously stressed that he will not ditch Japan's pacifist stance, critics fear that his intended change to the war-renouncing Article 9 will be the start of a slippery[...] Read more here: Straits Times


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