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Constitutional Law of Japan

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ISBN13: 9789041104854
ISBN: 9041104852
Published: July 2000
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This is a guide to current Japanese constitutional law. A general introduction includes information on the political system and the historical background of Japan.;The book deals with: the sources of Japanese constitutional law (treaties, constitutions, legislation, jurisprudence, unwritten law, subordinate rules and regulations and hierarchy of legal rules); the form of Government (outlining the legal status of the Head of State, the Legislature, the Executive, the Judiciary and independent agencies); the State and its subdivisions, citizenship and the administration of justice (nationality, human rights, judicial control, legal position of aliens); and specific problems such as foreign relations, the power of the military, emergency laws and taxing power.

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Contents:
Part I: Sources of Constitutional Law.
1. Treaties.
2. Constitution.
3. Legislation.
4. Jurisprudence.
5. Unwritten Law.
6. Subordinate Rules and Regulations.
7. Hierarchy of Legal Rules. Part II: Form of Government.
1. General Introduction.
2. Head of State.
3. The Legislature.
4. The Executive.
5. The Judiciary.
6. Independent Agencies. Part III: The State and Its Subdivisions.
1. Local Self-Government.
2. Forms of Local Government. Part IV: Citizenship and the Administration of Justice.
1. Rules Concerning Nationality and Relevance of Nationality.
2. Fundamental Human Rights and Liberties.
3. Judicial Control of Administrative Action.
4. Legal Position of Aliens. Part V: Specific Problems.
1. War, Treaty, and Foreign Affairs Powers.
2. Emergency Laws.
3. Taxing Power and Spending Power.