The Constitutional Revision Research Project seeks to follow, analyze, and document constitutional discussion in Japan.Mainichi Shimbun
The Constitution of Japan (also known as the Postwar Constitution) went into effect in 1947, replacing the Meiji Constitution of 1890. It is recognized as the oldest unamended constitution in the world as of 2022, having never undergone revision in over 70 years since its promulgation. Throughout this time, constitutional revision has become an important subject of vigorous debate and discussion in Japan and around the world.*Explore The Constitution of Japan
Japanese Constitutional Revisionism and Civic Activism
Edited by Helen Hardacre; Timothy S. George; Keigo Komamura and Franziska Seraphim
Since the adoption of the 1947 Constitution of Japan, the document has become a contested symbol of contrasting visions of Japan. Japanese Constitutional Revisionism and Civic Activism is a volume which examines the history of Japan’s constitutional debates, key legal decisions and interpretations, the history and variety of activism, and activists’ ties to party politics and to fellow activists overseas.
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