Japanese Prime Minister vows to amend constitution by 2020 to formalize status of Self Defense Forces

By Sakura Murakami , 3 May
Photo of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's video message (photo credit: Kyodo)
Photo of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's video message (photo credit: Kyodo)
Seventy-two years after the enactment of Japan’s pacifist Constitution, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe renewed his pledge Friday to revise the supreme law and emphasized that he still hopes to see an amended Constitution go into effect in 2020. The pacifist Constitution has been a topic of debate because its war-renouncing Article 9 bans the country from maintaining any “war potential.”
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