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Historical Events Today: 1947 – Japan forms a constitutional democracy.

The Constitution of Japan is the fundamental law of Japan. It was enacted on 3 May 1947 as a new constitution for postwar Japan. The constitution provides for a parliamentary system of government and guarantees certain fundamental rights. Under its terms the Emperor of Japan is “the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people” and exercises […]

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