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Abe vows 'step-by-step' approach in Diet over constitution debate

Efforts to modify national charter stalled by allegations of wrongdoing

Abe's term as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party is set to end in September 2021, before which he is determined to change the constitution.

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he is determined to attain the goal of amending the Constitution at his own initiative after the recent furor over a state-funded cherry blossom viewing party overshadowed an extraordinary Diet session.

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