Abe: Time To Debate Constitutional Amendments

Abe: Time to debate constitutional amendments

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his resolve to revise Japan's Constitution during a visit to the grave of his father, former foreign minister Shintaro Abe.

Abe spoke to reporters while visiting the grave in Yamaguchi Prefecture, which is his constituency, on Tuesday.

Abe said he told his father that he had won the first national election of the Reiwa era, and that he now feels a renewed motivation to live up to the mandate given to him by the people. Abe's governing coalition won last month's Upper House election.

He also said he told his father that the time has come to push for Diet debate on constitutional amendments, calling it one of the greatest challenges for the Liberal Democratic Party since its foundation.