Understanding the Constitution of Japan: comparison and analysis

Date: 30 August 2022
Time: 13:30 - 16:15

The Constitution of Japan of 1947 is, perhaps, one of the world’s most interesting constitutions. Written during the Allied Occupation under the supervision of General Douglas MacArthur, it is widely approved of and respected in Japan, and is currently the oldest unamended constitution in the world. Understanding the Japanese Constitution and its operation can be challenging for those not immersed in Japanese law and culture, due to language barriers and differences in outlook or approach. This seminar aims to make the Japanese Constitution, and its importance, clear to a broader audience. Featuring short talks from five of Japan’s leading constitutional scholars, it will look at several of the most interesting and distinctive features of the Japanese Constitution, and offer perspectives and reflection on areas of overlap and interest to Irish or western constitutional orders. Hosted by the Trinity Centre for Constitutional Governance (TriCON), this seminar will be of interest to students, academics, and those with an interest in law, political science, Asian Studies, and more. Attendance is free. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to david.kenny@tcd.ie as soon as possible.

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Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute




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Type of Event

Lectures and Seminars


Researchers,Undergrad,Postgrad,Alumni,Faculty & Staff

Contact Name

David Kenny

Contact Email




Neil Lecture Theatre



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