Business circles are set to propose revision of the Constitution

The Japan Business Federation (JBF) is planning to establish a committee to discuss and propose the revision of the Constitution.

At a news conference on April 26, JBF Chair Okuda Hiroshi said that the JBF at its annual meeting in May will decide on establishing a committee on constitutional revision with the aim of compiling JBF proposals concerning the Constitution.

Successive JBF chairs have expressed views on constitutional revision, but the JBF as a business organization has never presented its recommendations on the matter to the government because of differences within the federation.

The Japan Association of Corporate Executives has already issued a statement requesting that the government revise the Constitution. The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry is also planning to make a call for the Constitution to be revised. (end)

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