Proposed Japanese constitutional referendum

Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution Referendum is a referendum that was expected to take place in 2020.

In May 2017, then Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe set a 2020 deadline for revising Article 9, which would legitimize the Japan Self-Defense Forces in the Constitution.[1][2][3][4]

Abe and his Cabinet resigned in September 2020, due to Abe's health problems.[5]

Public opinionEdit

Date Firm Yes No Undecided Sample size Notes
2017 Kyodo News poll [6] 49% 47%
2017 Asahi poll[7] 29% 63%
2017 NHK poll[6] 25% 57%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Diplomat, Yuki Tatsumi, The. "Abe's New Vision for Japan's Constitution". thediplomat.com. Retrieved 18 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Osaki, Tomohiro; Kikuchi, Daisuke (3 May 2017). "Abe declares 2020 as goal for new Constitution". Retrieved 18 May 2017 – via Japan Times Online. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Japan's Abe hopes for reform of pacifist charter by 2020". 3 May 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2017 – via Reuters. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Japan-PM-unveils-plan-to-amend-Constitution-put-into-force-in-2020
  5. ^ "Japan's prime minister steps down". Politico. 16 September 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution". thediplomat.com.
  7. ^ Kingston, Jeff (May 13, 2017). "Japan's constitutional rebirth or reincarnation?". The Japan Times.

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