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Conservative group demands parties speed up talks on constitutional revisions

The conservative lobby group Nippon Kaigi (Japan Conference), which pushes for constitutional revisions, released a comment on July 11 following the House of Councillors election after pro-constitutional amendment forces secured a two-thirds majority in the upper house, saying that the election result reflected the people's understanding for revising Japan's supreme law.

Nippon Kaigi has led the constitutional reform movement by collecting signatures and encouraging local assemblies to adopt resolutions calling for revisions to the Constitution.

The group stated, "Each party should take public opinion (expressed in the July 10 upper house election) seriously and speed up deliberations on specific issues of the amendment," demanding the main opposition Democratic Party join discussions on constitutional revision.

Meanwhile, the anti-amendment group Article 9 Association also released a comment on July 11, stating that the latest poll results did not mean that voters approved of constitutional revisions.

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