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Major topics for Komeito’s constitutional amendment discussions

Major issues expected to be addressed in Komeito’s constitutional amendment discussions

Issue

Details

Proposed by

Stipulation on Self-Defense Forces (SDF)

The importance of maintaining Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 9. The pros and cons of including a stipulation on the SDF.

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

Emergency powers clause

Whether it’s necessary to extend Diet members’ terms, concentrate government authority, and limit private rights in the event of disasters and other emergencies.

Dissolution of merged constituencies in Lower House election

(Komeito is negative about dissolving merged constituencies.)

Improvement of education

Whether it’s necessary to stipulate the central government’s obligation to make efforts to improve the educational environment.

Local autonomy

The pros and cons of expanding the right to enact an ordinance and stipulating tax autonomy.

Party of Hope, Nippon Ishin (Japan Innovation Party)

Cabinet’s right to dissolve the Lower House

Whether the right should be limited.

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ)

 

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