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Abe renews focus on Japan's constitution after cabinet relaunch

Key role falls to LDP's Nikai, who kept party post after touting amendments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, stands with members of his new cabinet in Tokyo on Sept. 11. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- After debuting a revamped cabinet on Wednesday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to fulfill his long-held ambition of amending Japan's war-renouncing constitution.

"It is a difficult challenge, but I will surely achieve it," Abe told reporters at his official residence.

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