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Constitution of Japan (Part VI – Reference)

[This is a guest post written by Naritada Miura, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection. This is the last post of the series of Constitution of Japan.  See Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV, and Part V] Reference For my final blog post, as this series mainly cited  “Zukai Kenpo” and “Charles L. […]

Constitution of Japan (Part V – Article 7)

[This is a guest post written by Naritada Miura, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection. This is the fifth post of the series of Constitution of Japan.  See Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV] Article 7 For this blog post, we will explore the trivial element of the constitution. A constitutional scholar […]

Constitution of Japan (Part IV – Article 9)

[This is a guest post written by Naritada Miura, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection. This is the fourth post of the series of Constitution of Japan.  See Part I, Part II, and Part III] Article 9 This is the most controversial topic, the Article 9. Note, this blog post is not meant to […]

Constitution of Japan (Part III – Article 1)

[This is a guest post written by Naritada Miura, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection. This is the third post of the series of Constitution of Japan.  See Part I and Part II] Article 1 Very soon, Emperor Akihito will abdicate his throne, which will be the start of the Reiwa period. Many of […]

Constitution of Japan (Part II – Preamble)

[This is a guest post written by Naritada Miura, a Student Assistant in the Prange Collection. This is the second post of the series of Constitution of Japan.  See Part I.] Preamble The first blog post for this series is the Preamble. Please see the full text of the Preamble from Nihonkoku Kenpo/日本國憲法 (Prange Call […]

Constitution of Japan (Part I – Introduction)

[This is a guest post written by Naritada Miura, a Student Assistant in Special Collections & University Archives, who works primarily in the Prange Collection.] Introduction Below is the Imperial Rescript declared on January 1st, 1946 by Emperor Hirohito, in which he gives words of encouragement to the Japanese people as they reconstruct the nation. […]

Exhibit on the Japanese Constitution

Check out the Prange Collection exhibit of materials related to the Constitution of Japan!  “The Japanese Constitution Turns 70!” commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Constitution’s enactment. The exhibit is on display in the Maryland Room on the first floor of Hornbake Library North through October 2017.  Displayed items include: Tentative Revision of the Meiji […]

Constitution: On this day in 1947.. (May 3) – 70th anniversary of the Constitution’s enactment

This is the last post in a series on the Japanese Constitution of 1947. Today is Constitution Memorial Day (憲法記念日 Kenpō Kinenbi) in Japan, and we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Constitution’s enactment!  Over the last several weeks, we have highlighted Constitution-related materials in the Prange Collection, including newspaper articles and editorials, books, […]

Constitution: Select newspaper editorials from 1948 and 1949

This is the sixth in a series on the Japanese Constitution of 1947.  See also the Constitution Series.  The Constitution took effect on May 3, 1947 and is still in effect today.  As we approach the 70th anniversary of its enactment, we’ll share with you materials from the Prange Collection related to the drafting of […]

Constitution: from the News Agency Photographs

This is the fifth in a series on the Japanese Constitution of 1947.  See also the Constitution Series.  The Constitution took effect on May 3, 1947 and is still in effect today.  As we approach the 70th anniversary of its enactment, we’ll share with you materials from the Prange Collection related to the drafting of […]