DPJ vows to get constitution revised

Democratic Party of Japan President Okada Katsuya on August 25 called a news conference at the DPJ headquarters in Tokyo to announce its policy strategy entitled "2015 Japan Revival Vision" issued on the premise of the Constitution being revised.

Okada said, "It's logical to revise the Constitution when needed."

The DPJ in its "Vision" calls for Japan to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council by 2015 to enable Japan to participate in peacekeeping operations and multinational forces endorsed by U.N. resolutions, involving the use of military force.

The "Vision" also calls for an increase in the consumption tax, an increase in medical insurance premiums for elderly people, mergers of some prefectures, and easing regulations on economic activities. (end)

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