Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave his constitutional amendment quest a push on Saturday by saying he wants his ruling Liberal Democratic Party to submit its new proposals during the extraordinary Diet session likely to be convened this fall.

In a speech in Kobe, Abe said he expects the proposals to be submitted to the related commissions in both chambers of the Diet before the extra session ends.

Abe, who is on a lifelong quest to amend the U.S.-drafted supreme code for the first time ever, has set a year-end deadline for his party to revamp its previous proposals.