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The leader of Komeito, the junior coalition partner to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, expressed pessimism Wednesday about the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ambition to amend the Constitution, including its war-renouncing Article 9, by 2020.

“It would be difficult without significant public support,” Natsuo Yamaguchi said in response to a question from a student at a university event during his visit to Moscow.

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