TOKYO, Jan 6(Reuters)- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a New Year's press conference on Japan's internal affairs, diplomacy and other areas in Issei, Trifecta, on Saturday.
Mr Abe said the problem of child-minorization and ageing had intensified and that the reform of the social security system, which reassured all ages, was the government's biggest challenge. An annuity reform bill will be presented to Congress, and a health-care reform package will be completed this summer.
Regarding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Abe said he hopes to play the role of host cities throughout the country and expand regional exchanges, thus creating a warm atmosphere throughout the country. At the same time hope to vigorously introduce local tourism resources to the world.
Abe also expressed concern about the recent growing tensions in the Middle East. Abe said further escalation should be avoided, seeking diplomatic efforts as far as possible.
Abe also referred to \"constitutional amendments \". Abe said:\" The LDP will be at the forefront, moving forward the constitutional reform step by step while promoting national discussions. The idea of constitutional change in my hands has not wavered, but there is no clear timetable.