MacArthur's Japanese Constitution

MacArthur's Japanese Constitution

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The Japanese constitution as revised by General MacArthur in 1946, while generally regarded to be an outstanding basis for a liberal democracy, is at the same time widely considered to bea€”in its Japanese forma€”an document which is alien and incompatible with Japanese culture. Using both linguistics and historical data, Kyoto Inoue argues that despite the inclusion of alien concepts and ideas, this constitution is nonetheless fundamentally a Japanese document that can stand on its own. qThis is an important book. . . . This is the most significant work on postwar Japanese constitutional history to appear in the West. It is highly instructive about the century-long process of cultural conflict in the evolution of government and society in modern€”Thomas W. Burkman, Monumenta NipponicaI was returning to my family. The idea of finding my own apartment in Tokyo, or any other city in Japan, had never occurred to me or anyone in my family. It made such a strong impression on me that, several years later, 1 wrote a short essay on anbsp;...

Title:MacArthur's Japanese Constitution
Author:Kyoko Inoue
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1991-02-01


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