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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party has decided to present its draft proposals for revising Japan’s pacifist Constitution to the upcoming extraordinary Diet session without prior consultations with its junior coalition partner Komeito, LDP executives said Friday.

In a bid to pursue Abe’s long-cherished goal, the LDP plans to offer its proposals to the commissions on the Constitution to both Diet chambers during the session expected to be convened later this month, because Komeito has remained cautious about changing war-renouncing Article 9, the senior officials said.

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