The Japan Times reports Abe as saying the economy, not constitutional change, is his highest priority:

“Throughout the election campaign, I repeated that beating deflation is the foremost priority for Japan, and the voters endorsed that goal.
“It is not easy to steer Japan out of 15 years of deflation, but we will not have a sound welfare system, national security or diplomacy, unless we have a strong economy.”


  • Will call an extraordinary Diet session, to start in October
  • Aims to pass legislation to improve industrial competitiveness with corporate tax breaks to hurray along more capital investment

Abe not in hurry to amend Constitution