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Japan Restoration Party eyes drawing up new constitution


15:47, November 29, 2012

TOKYO, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Japan Restoration Party announced its policy platform for House of Representatives election Thursday, saying that the party's basic principle is to draw up a new constitution.

The party's leaders, former nationalist Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara and Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto made the remark in a press conference in Tokyo, calling for enlarging defense spending which now has limited to 1 percent of the country's gross domestic product.

The hawkish party also wants to lift restrictions on the overseas use of arms by Self-Defense Forces (SDF), adding Japan should strengthen its maritime surveillance power.

Japanese law does not allow the SDF personnel to use arms during overseas missions. Revising the restriction is a sensitive issue in the country because of Japan's pacifist Constitution.

Besides above pledges on foreign policy and security, the party 's policy platform also includes economy, social security, national systems and energy.

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