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In what could be the start of an opposition party realignment, Nippon Ishin no Kai and the Democratic Party for the People have begun to jointly push for a parliamentary debate on revising the Constitution, which both they and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party favor.

On Tuesday, Nippon Ishin Secretary-General Nobuyuki Baba and DPP Secretary-General Kazuya Shimba agreed to accelerate the debate over constitutional revision by seeking discussions with other parties in an Upper House committee studying the issue.

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