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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

03 May 2004

Birth of the Constitution of Japan


National Diet Library, Tokyo, Japan

Supplied note:
"The National Diet Library's online exhibition, 'Birth of the Constitution of Japan' presents the major events and important documents involved in the framing and enactment of Japan's Constitution. The exhibition was updated on May 3, 2004 with the addiction of 81 new documents and a new section of main issues.
This Web's exhibition includes not only the basic documents such as Imperial Rescript on the Signing of the Instrument of Surrender, September 2, 1945, but also main issues such as Popular Sovereignty and the Emperor System. - mm."

[A bi-lingual (JP, EN) site - ed.]

Site contents:
* Birth of the Constitution; * Outline; * Documents with Commentaries; * Part 1: Military Defeat and Efforts to Reform the Constitution; * Part 2: Creation of Various Proposals to Reform the Constitution; * Part 3: Formulation of the GHQ Draft and Response of the Japanese Government; * Part 4: Deliberations in the Imperial Diet; * Part 5: Enactment of the Constitution of Japan; * Main Issues; * Archives; * Historical Figures; * Glossary and Abbreviations; * List of Documents; * Chronological Table; * The Constitution and Other Documents ; * Links; * Bibliography; * About This Site.


Internet Archive

Link reported by:
Mizuno Mitsuaki (mizuno-m@sa.starcat.ne.jp)

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