New Law Library of Congress report on Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution

April 8, 2008

 Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and prohibits Japan from maintaining the potential to make war.  Over the past few years, the very popular provision has been getting a lot of attention as Japan has more often participated in UN peacekeeping activities.  It now appears that Article 9 will be amended within the next several years.  A report written by the Japanese Foreign Law Specialist within the Directorate of Legal Research for International, Comparative, and Foreign Law of the Law Library of Congress has more.

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