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About the Constitutio of Japan


What is the Constitution of Japan?

It is the one that gives the highest priority among the laws such as laws in Japan. So it is called "the highest regulation".
Therefore, other laws are made so as not to disobey the Japanese Constitution.

The Japanese Constitution has three principles. These are basics when creating the Constitution of Japan.
There are the sovereignty of the people, pacifism and respect for fundamental human rights.

Besides that, there are "three major obligations of the people". This is what the people must do to the country.
There are tax payment, labor and letting children receive compulsory education. In addition, there are penalties in principle in case of violation other than "labor".

Three principles of the Constitution of Japan

History of the Constitution of Japan

The Constitution of Japan was the second constitution made in Japan, and before that there was the Constitution of the Japan Imperial Empire.

Timeline of the Constitution of Japan

To make it possible for all common people to know new legislation that has been established.

Ensure that laws and regulations have effect and can be implemented. In principle, laws and regulations are enforced at the end of 20 days, counting from the day of promulgation, but in recent years there are many times to decide the timing of enforcement within the enforcement regulations that will be enforced from the day of promulgation Sometimes.

Comparison between the present and the past

There were various changes when the Constitution of Japan changed. In the table below, some of them are introduced.

Comparative chart of the Constitution of the Japan Empire and the Constitution of Japan 会話

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