07 June 2017

News Story: LDP eyes 4 items to be included in constitutional revision draft this year

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) plans to compile a concrete draft for revisions to the Constitution this year, considering four items to change including a reference to Japan's Self-Defense Forces, the head of the party's headquarters on constitutional revision formally indicated on June 6.

Speaking at a meeting of the LDP Headquarters for the Promotion of Revision to the Constitution, chief Okiharu Yasuoka stated, "We'd like to compile a concrete party proposal by around the end of the year at the latest." He added, "The public's understanding won't progress through abstract debate. By issuing a concrete proposal, the public's understanding will deepen, and we'll be able to seek a correct decision."

Read the full story at The Mainichi