Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes to change the Constitution and entrench in it the existence of the self-defense Forces. The head of government said in an interview with the newspaper “Yomiuri”, reports RIA Novosti.
“I want to make 2020 the date of entry into force of the new Constitution,” he said, noting that this year in Tokyo plan to hold the Olympics and Paralympic games.
According to Abe, the self-defense forces fully perform their duty and enjoy the confidence of more than 90 percent of the population. “At the same time, many lawyers for constitutional Affairs say that the existence of the self-defense Forces is a violation of the basic law”, — concluded the Prime Minister.
According to the Agency, interview with the head of the Japanese government dedicated to 70-th anniversary of the adoption under the auspices of the US post-war Constitution. In it, in particular, secured the refusal of the state from the war as means of settling international disputes and create their own army. This is why the armed forces of Japan are called the self-defense Forces.