Japan's constitution

There is a debate in Japan about the country's constitution. Most attention is on the wording about the military and Article 9. The new draft that has recently been approved by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party also eatures five types of individual rights not stated in the current Constitution pertaining to government information, intellectual property, the environment, personal data protection and dignified treatment for disabled people and crime victims.

Wikipedia has an interesting background to the background about Article 9, citing the spirit of the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact renouncing war.

Read more about the debate about Japan's new constitution here.


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