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Japan’s Constitution

  • May 2, 2016
  • , NHK
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unnamed (2)The program reported on growing public interest in the Constitution, saying that according to an NHK survey conducted in April, 60% of respondents said they want to spend more time discussing or thinking about the Constitution. The program said groups of people who support the current Constitution and want to protect Article 9 as well as those who want to revise the Constitution are gathering large numbers of signatures, adding that those who want to maintain the current Constitution are alarmed by the recent momentum toward revising it. While past discussions on the Constitution
had focused on Article 9, recent discussions are focused on various other points, such as the right to life, freedom of expression, and patriotism.

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