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Japan's Contested Constitution
Documents and Analysis

ISBN 9780415241007
Published March 20, 2001 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

Japan's Contested Constitution is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Japanese domestic politics and the international role of Japan. Subjects covered include;
* the no war, `pacifist' clause
* tension between the constitution and the US-Japan security treaty
* the political import of the constitution for Japanese political parties
* the significance of the constitution for the Japanese people


'Contested Constitution was published in 2001, a year after Research Commissions on the Constitution were established in the two houses of the Diet. Both commissions submitted their reports in 2005. In 2006, a Special Committee for Research on the Constitution of Japan was established in the lower house but not immediately in the upper house (Nabeshima 2005). With the debate very much alive, therefore, Contested Constitution remains a highly valuable contribution to both academic and wider discussions on this process' - H. D. P. Envall, electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies , 2007