Constitutional politics in contemporary Japan
|Collections||Constitutions and Human Rights in a Global Age Symposium : An Asia-Pacific Perspective (2001)|
|Title:||Constitutional politics in contemporary Japan|
US-Japan Security Treaty
|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.
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