After Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's resounding victory in July's Upper House election, all eyes are now on just how serious he is about pursuing his longtime goal of amending the pacifist Constitution.

One way to gauge his enthusiasm is whether his Liberal Democratic Party will resume long-stalled debates at a constitutional committee of the Diet during its extraordinary session starting Monday.

Known as the Commission on the Constitution, the Diet entity was set up in 2007 with the aim of discussing a rewrite of the decades-old supreme law. It largely disappeared over the past year, however, with the LDP steering clear of the politically explosive topic of constitutional revision ahead of the July poll.