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03/05/1947 Japan adopts post-war constitution

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The 1947 New Japanese Constitution

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The constitution provides for a parliamentary system of government and guarantees certain fundamental rights. Under its terms, the Emperor of Japan is "the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people" and exercises a purely ceremonial role without the possession of sovereignty.
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