Tomomi Inada, the newly appointed defence minister of Japan, speaks at a news conference at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters

Abe is clearly on a mission to amend Japan’s constitution, despite pledges to put the economy first

Kevin Rafferty says with polls showing most Japanese are against constitutional reform, the prime minister should think twice before messing with popular fears

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Tomomi Inada, the newly appointed defence minister of Japan, speaks at a news conference at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
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