Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (photo credit: Du Xiaoyi/Pool via Reuters)
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida expressed an eagerness on [26 February] for amending the Constitution as soon as possible, while also saying he intended to address the issue of imperial succession. “The times are calling for quickly amending [the Constitution],” Kishida said in his address at the Liberal Democratic Party’s regular convention at a Tokyo hotel. “With the cooperation of the opposition parties, I will more actively initiate deliberations in the Diet.” Kishida, who is also the LDP president, also brought up bringing stability to imperial succession, saying, “This is an issue that we can no longer put off, so I will push for progress in reviewing the system,” an expression of his intent to encourage all political parties to address the matter.
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