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Constitutional politics in contemporary Japan

CollectionsConstitutions and Human Rights in a Global Age Symposium : An Asia-Pacific Perspective (2001)
Title: Constitutional politics in contemporary Japan
Author(s): Sugita, Atsushi
Keywords: Ninth Clause
US-Japan Security Treaty
Japanese constitution
human rights
political framework
constitutional reform
Date published: 2001
Publisher: Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Division of Pacific and Asia History, The Australian National University.
The Japanese constitution is now at a turning point. Today, first I would like to explain the two major political attitudes toward the constitution. After making clear why and how these attitudes have been developed, I will point out that each of these attitudes has its own contradiction and dilemma within it. Then I will tell you something about my own way of thinking about the constitution. We should think about the constitution within a broader context of politics, rather than sticking to the constitution as a written national law.
ISBN: 909524262


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