"Soka Gakkai said May 16 the government should try to realize its goal through an amendment to the Constitution, which has to pass through the Diet and a national referendum, rather than reinterpreting the supreme law of the land through a Cabinet decision." -- Asahi Shimbun
Soka Gakkai knows that the majority of the Japanese people will support an amendment to Article 9 of the Constitution. They therefore will have their cake and eat it too [a show of opposing a change in Article 9 while Article 9 will, in the end, be amended]. SGI/New Komeito can then show their brainwashed puppet members that they opposed changing Article 9 but that the Japanese people spoke. "It wasn't our [New Komeito's] fault that Article 9 was amended. We fought VERY hard to retain Article 9." More BS from the BS SGI religious corporation and political party.