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Gist of Prime Minister Abe’s policy speech

  • January 22, 2018
  • , Kyodo News , 2:46 p.m.
  • English Press

TOKYO — The following is the gist of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy speech at the opening of the ordinary Diet session on Monday.




— hopes debate on constitutional amendment will advance, calls on political parties to propose concrete plans.


— shows willingness to promote bilateral ties with China and stresses the significance of the Japan-U.S. alliance.


— promises to make utmost efforts to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs, vowing to bolster Japan’s defense capability.


— pledges to tackle domestic challenges, including labor reform and free preschool education.

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