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Partners for DemocracyCrafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur$
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Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195151169

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019515116X.001.0001

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“Complex and Labyrinthine”: The Structure of Government

“Complex and Labyrinthine”: The Structure of Government

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(p.231) 15 “Complex and Labyrinthine”: The Structure of Government
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Partners for Democracy
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Ray A. Moore

Donald L. Robinson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019515116X.003.0017

In mid‐July, the revision committee turned its attention to the draft's language on the structure of government in Japan's new parliamentary system: the make‐up and powers of the Diet, the “highest organ of state power” (including the House of Representatives and House of Councillors), the executive (cabinet) and the judiciary; and explicit restrictions on the exercise of governmental power by the emperor. Ch. 15 traces the brilliant performance of Kanamori as interpreter and expositor of constitutional language.

Keywords:   highest organ of state power Kanamori Tokujirō, House of Councilors, House of Representatives, parliamentary system, the cabinet, the Diet, the judiciary

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