Japanese PM Shinzo Abe addresses supporters on May 3, 2020. Photo: Kyodo Japanese PM Shinzo Abe addresses supporters on May 3, 2020. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe addresses supporters on May 3, 2020. Photo: Kyodo

Japan’s Shinzo Abe says he’s missed goal to amend pacifist constitution by 2020

  • Abe planned to amend four elements of the constitution to give more power to the cabinet in an emergency, and to describe the Self-Defence forces as the nation’s military
  • But he is unlikely to achieve that and the opposition has criticised him for using the coronavirus crisis to build momentum for his goal

Topic |   Japan
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe addresses supporters on May 3, 2020. Photo: Kyodo Japanese PM Shinzo Abe addresses supporters on May 3, 2020. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe addresses supporters on May 3, 2020. Photo: Kyodo
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