Japan's Abe says upper house election win shows support for constitution debate

Japan Abe says upper house election win shows support for constitution debate
Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his ruling coalition’s solid win in an upper house election on Sunday showed that voters supported debate over his proposal to revise the post-war, pacifist constitution.

Abe, speaking to a TV broadcaster after exit polls showed his coalition would win a solid majority, also said a scheduled rise in the sales tax to 10% from 8% in October was necessary for the social security system and to gain international trust.