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PM Abe expresses hope for discussions with JIP on revisions to security legislation

  • 2015-07-22 15:00:00
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(Mainichi: July 22, 2015 – p. 5)

 

 Speaking during the filming of a Nippon Television BS program about discussions with the Japan Innovation Party on changes to the security-related bills that have been passed by the House of Representatives, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his hope to hold consultations with the JIP caucus in the House of Councillors. He said, “I think the government-sponsored legislation is the best option, but we have made revisions to various laws up until now. We need to deal with the matter while considering the past.” In connection with the decline in public support for his cabinet in polls by various media outlets, Abe expressed eagerness to enact the security legislation during the current Diet session, saying, “I’m not running the government for the purpose of gaining public support. However, I will make utmost efforts to obtain public understanding.”

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