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Japan's Abe: Believe successor will tackle constitutional revision

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe believes that whoever succeeds him is likely to tackle the issue of reforming the pacifist constitution, he said on Friday, referring to an issue that eluded him during his years in office.

Abe, Japan’s longest serving premier, made the comment at a news conference where he announced his resignation.

Reporting by Ritsuko Ando and Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by David Dolan and Alex Richardson

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