Japanese Prime Minister Abe once again revealed his will to revise after visiting his father's cemetery in his hometown today.

Tokyo's constitution will change the current constitution of Japan that gives up war without having an army.


Japanese Prime Minister Abe visited Yamaguchi Prefecture, a local ward, during the Obon holiday, which is our Chuseok holiday.

Here, I emphasized the will to amend.

[Shin Shinzo Abe / Prime Minister of Japan: It's time for the National Assembly to push forward discussions about the Constitution, which is the biggest issue.]

As we made a pledge to “reform amendment” in the House of Councilors election last month, it means that we will work on full-scale amendment from autumn.

The key is to change Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, which bans the war of aggression, effectively turning the Self-Defense Force into an army.

While last month's House of Councilors elections did not secure two-thirds of the seats needed for a constitutional initiative, it will continue to create controversy and continue the drive for constitutional reform.

Opposition parties such as South Korea and opposition parties are opposing, and public opinion is the other side of the reform, but for Abe and the far right, the amendment is more of a religious conviction.

For hard-liners around Abe, export restrictions to South Korea appear to be a challenge, as is the Constitution.

The Seko Economic and Industry Award was consistent with dissatisfaction with dissatisfaction, saying, "I don't know what that means."

Prime Minister Abe's aides say that uneasy relations with neighboring countries can be good news.

(Video coverage: Han Chul-min)