Abe renews pledge to change Japan’s charter to boost troops

Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center standing, reviews members of Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) during the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base in Asaka, north of Tokyo, Sunday.

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has renewed his pledge to push for a revision to the country’s war-renouncing constitution, in which he wants the military explicitly mentioned.