Japanese people divided over plans to revise Pacifist constitution | Asia Pacific

Japanese people divided over plans to revise Pacifist constitution

Japanese people divided over plans to revise Pacifist constitution

Updated 28 January 2013, 21:42 AEST

Japanese voters remain divided over a plan by the new Abe government to revise Japan's Pacificist constitution.

In a joint survey conducted by the Asahi newspaper and the University of Tokyo, 50 percent of those surveyed were in favour of revising the constitution.

Although this figure is well above the 41 percent polled in a similar survey four years ago, many Japanese still remain wary of changing their Pacifist constitution, imposed after the second world war.

Correspondent: Kanaha Sabapathy

Speakers: Professor Jiro Yamaguchi, Hokkaido University; Yoshio Katatsuya, founder and director, Japan Peace Boat, an international NGO

Topics:

Contact the studio

Got something to say about what you're hearing on the radio right now?

Text/SMS
Send your texts to +61 427 72 72 72

Tweets
Add the hashtag #raonair to add your tweets to the conversation.

Email
Email us your thoughts on an issue. Messages may be used on air.