In Japan, citizens divided over adding emergency clause to the constitution

29 April
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (photo credit: World Bank Photo Collection/flickr)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (photo credit: World Bank Photo Collection/flickr)
Japan is divided over whether it should amend its Constitution, introducing an emergency clause to give more power to the Cabinet at a time of a major disaster at the risk of restricting people’s rights, a recent survey has found. [ . . . ] The LDP, led by Abe, compiled in March 2018 a plan to amend four elements of the Constitution, which has not been revised since it took effect in 1947. The introduction of the emergency clause was one of the four.
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