Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated Monday his determination to make changes in the constitution and the social security system in line with the needs of the country’s aging population, local media reported Monday. 

“I will promote social security and other bold reforms to reshape our country,” Kyodo news quoted Abe as saying.

“With the start of the new era Reiwa, the approaching Olympics and Paralympics and an uplifting feeling they’ve brought, it is time for action,” Abe said during his policy speech to mark the start of the parliamentary session.

Abe underlined that Japan will maintain diplomatic channels

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