Virus brings Japan's debate on constitutional revision to a standstill

22 March
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (photo credit: Hudson Institute/flickr)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (photo credit: Hudson Institute/flickr)
The spread of the new coronavirus is likely to further delay any talks on constitutional revision in the Diet. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party remains eager to amend the Constitution, but the issue has been put on the back burner as the government strives to bring the outbreak under control. The prospect of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolving the Lower House for a snap election to build momentum toward constitutional revision is also losing steam.
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