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Abe Calls for Diet Debates on Constitutional Revisions

Abe Calls for Diet Debates on Constitutional Revisions

   Tokyo, Oct. 4 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a policy speech on Friday, called for the start of discussions on proposed constitutional amendments in the Diet, while expressing his eagerness to create a social security system benefiting all generations.
   The prime minister's first policy speech since Japan's new era of Reiwa began on May 1 was made at plenary meetings of both chambers of the Diet, the country's parliament, during an extraordinary session convened the same day to run for 67 days through Dec. 9.
   In the speech, he said the government will work on "new nation-building of the era of Reiwa" and regard the Constitution as a "guidepost" for such efforts.
   "I think the Commission on the Constitution (of each Diet chamber) is where the ideals Japan will strive to achieve as a country should be discussed," Abe said. "Let us, the Diet members, have good discussions and fulfill our responsibility for the people."
   He also highlighted the government's efforts to realize a society where all people, including women, young and elderly people, and people with disabilities, can play active roles.

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