Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to increased calls from lawmakers to revise Japan’s Constitution in order to better deter an attack, forcing Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to address an issue that is gaining public attention in the months leading up to July’s Upper House election.
But how much of an election issue constitutional revision will be remains uncertain, with some analysts believing that Kishida should instead focus on pocketbook issues related to high energy and commodity prices caused by the invasion.
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