This personal website belongs to Aichi Kazuo, former member of the House of Representatives. It offers an original revision draft known as the Aichi Draft. The draft emphasizes the role of the emperor, introduces Japanese culture and spirit in the Preamble, identifies the emperor as the chief of state, defines "Hinomaru (日の丸)" as the national flag and "Kimigayo (君が代)" as the anthem, promotes peaceful resolution of international conflicts, calls for revision of both clauses of Article 9; renames the SDF as a security force; and establishes articles about the environment, rights to privacy, and measures for dealing with national emergency.
This website is a large anti-revision, peace-seeking forum that publicizes anti-revision meetings, demonstrations, books, and articles. It also addresses the following issues: US army bases in East Asia and Okinawa; dispatching SDF troops to Iraq; history textbooks; and Japan's relations with South Korea. It contains links to other anti-revision organizations; schedules of meetings for both Houses' Research Commission on the Constitution, a list of members in the commissions, as well as a summary of comments made by people who spoke in the commissions' meetings.
The website is dedicated to developing an anti- constitutional revision movement throughout Japan. It introduces articles from major newspapers criticizing revision, as well as minutes of meetings and links to associations opposed to constitutional revision. This website states that the United States, LDP, and Nippon Keidanren intend to make Japan a "war-waging country" through the revision of the constitution.
The website introduces many anti-revision groups. It also features many constitutional-revision-related articles from newspapers, periodicals, statements made by various groups, and reports submitted by several research commissions of the constitution. The website seeks to spread awareness about the constitution, build connections among the groups, and promote anti-revision movements.
The website presents monthly reports summarizing the association's constitutional revision activities. It also contains a list of meetings and a summary of comments made in the meetings in the Research Commission on the Constitution of the House of Councillors. This association defines its role as the supervisor of the Research Commission on the Constitution of the House of Councillors.
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This website contains a sixteen page report (in PDF format) made by the National Diet Library on fifteen different drafts on constitutional revision. Three of the drafts are made by political parties, three by governors, and nine by institutes, associations, and private companies. The table is clear and concise, providing a quick overview of what each draft is proposing for the new constitution.
This website features one of the largest anti-constitutional revision associations in Japan. The association was founded in 2004, and has more than 5,000 branches and tens of thousands of supporters. Founders of the association include Oe Kenzaburo, Tsurumi Shinsuke, and Igami Hiroshi. It argues that advocates of constitutional revision intend for Japan to follow the United States and change Japan into a "war-waging country," and that the U.S. occupation of Iraq makes clear that resolution of conflict through force is unrealistic. Japan needs to develop ties of friendship with peoples of Asia and other regions and shift its diplomatic stance away from the priority on military alliance with the United States. The website collects short messages from scholars, lawyers, writers, and artists and also introduces updated activities, publications, and mail magazines sponsored by the association.
This is a personal website created by Mizushima Asaho, law professor at Waseda University, who supports and publicizes messages on maintaining the present constitution. In addition to his weekly online articles, his website offers unique perspectives on constitutional revision, introductions to his books, and many links to both foreign and domestic websites dealing with the postwar constitution.
http://nippon.zaidan.info/seikabutsu/2002/01252/mokuji.htm (Reference - Constitution Resource 日本財団図書館 http://nippon.zaidan.info/index.html )
This website, maintained by the Nippon Foundation, presents its collection of more than 550 harvested articles regarding constitutional revision. The articles are collected from 1946 to 2003, from four major Japanese newspapers, as well as articles written by many influential governors and scholars. The articles are listed in a chronological order and are sorted by the name of newspaper and by author.
This website encourages Japanese citizens to consider and discuss the constitution, and seeks to provide the citizens with comprehensive information about the constitution. It presents its own draft for a new constitution by Ebashi Takashi, as well as translations of the constitution in Chinese and Korean. It also introduces recent news; citizens' constitutional forums; the revision movement of each political party; numerous academic theses about constitutional revision; an original glossary for the constitution; and a record of all meetings made by the Research Commission on the Constitution of the House of Councilors and of the House of Representatives. The website raises further issues such as citizens' rights and responsibilities; structural revision of prefectural governments; human rights; the right to privacy; environmental problems; and the national anthem.
The website introduces anti-revision articles and academic theses written by scholars, writers, and governors. The website also provides a concise summary of constitution-related events in a chronological order since 1991 to 2001.