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Yuki Tatsumi’s Op-Ed in East Asia Forum on Japan’s Constitution

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There is more than the usual interest in the seventieth birthday of Japan’s constitution, importantly because of a move to revision of its most unusual and distinguishing feature — Article 9, its famous peace clause. When enacted in 1947, the Japanese constitution embodied the idealism — renunciation of war, gender equality, democracy, equality before the law, and the rule of law, to name a few — with which Japan began its journey to postwar reconstruction.

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