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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aims to revise the Constitution, including the war-renouncing Article 9, because he believes it has become outdated over the 60 years since the end of the war, a government official quoted him as saying Tuesday.

This is the first time Abe has made clear his intention to amend Article 9 since becoming prime minister in September, although he has long been an advocate of changing the Constitution.

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