“Complex and Labyrinthine”: The Structure of Government

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson

in Partners for Democracy

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151169
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833917 | DOI:
 “Complex and Labyrinthine”: The Structure of Government

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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

Chapter.  4308 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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