May 3 marked 73 years since the Constitution took effect. Long-standing arguments over the future of war-renouncing Article 9 have often marked past celebrations on this day. But due to the coronavirus, a different proposal put forward by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has taken the spotlight this year: a new constitutional clause that would give the Cabinet more power to declare and manage a national emergency.

Here’s a closer look at the debate.

What is the LDP proposing for a new clause to deal with emergencies?