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Outline of a new “National Constitution of Japan” by The Sankei Shimbun (English version)

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Outline of a new “National Constitution of Japan” by The Sankei Shimbun (English version)

Preamble

The Nation of Japan is a constitutional state possessing an eternal history inherited from its ancestors with the Emperor at its foundation.

Since the founding of the Nation, the people of Japan have relied upon the Emperor for national unity, rejected tyranny, esteemed public discourse, and thereon formed a dignified modern state. Blessed by nature and a beautiful homeland of purple mountains and crystal clear waters, the maritime Nation of Japan developed its own unique civilization. The people of Japan have nurtured the noble spirit of hope that all the world’s oceans be joined in peace and valor in the face of national calamity.

The people of Japan, acknowledging a diversity of values, created their distinctive traditional culture using their enterprising spirit and seeking harmony with differing cultures. With resilient spirit they have overcome countless natural disasters and recovered from the devastation of great wars. The Japanese people are resolved that their nation shall occupy a consequential position in the international community, respect international norms and play an important role through international cooperation.

Standing upon the principles of liberalism and democracy, the Nation of Japan is dedicated to achieving a fair and vigorous society that promotes the welfare of its people through parliamentary democracy and respect for fundamental human rights. The national goal is to be an ethical, independent and self-reliant nation. The Nation values racial equality and promotes co-existence and prosperity for all nations and ethnicities as it actively contributes to the security and prosperity of the international community.

We, the Japanese people, desiring lasting and permanent peace, resolve to protect and defend the National sovereignty, independence and honor of Japan. Wherefore upon these noble ideals and with pride we hereby establish this Constitution.

前文

 日本国は先人から受け継いだ悠久の歴史をもち、天皇を国のもといとする立憲国家である。

 日本国民は建国以来、天皇を国民統合のよりどころとし、専断を排して衆議を重んじ、尊厳ある近代国家を形成した。山紫水明の美しい国土と自然に恵まれ、海洋国家として独自の日本文明を築いた。よもの海をはらからと願い、和をもって貴しとする精神と、国難に赴く雄々しさをはぐくんできた。

 日本国民は多様な価値観を認め、進取の気性と異文化との協和によって固有の伝統文化を生み出してきた。先の大戦による荒廃から復興し、幾多の自然災害をしなやかな精神で超克した。国際社会の中に枢要な地位を占め、国際規範を尊重し、協調して重要な役割を果たす覚悟を有する。

 日本国は自由主義、民主主義に立脚して、基本的人権を尊重し、議会制民主主義のうえに国民の福祉を増進し、活力ある公正な社会を実現する。国家の目標として独立自存の道義国家を目指す。人種平等を重んじ、民族の共存共栄をはかり、国際社会の安全と繁栄に積極的に貢献する。

 われら日本国民は、恒久平和を希求しつつ、国の主権、独立、名誉を守ることを決意する。これら崇高な理想と誇りをもって、ここに憲法を制定する。

Chapter 1 The Emperor

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