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Archives

Archives

The Archives contains six documents created or collected by people or organizations that played an important role in the effort to enact the Constitution of Japan. Documents that concern the series of events related to the enactment of the Constitution - not only those created by the Japanese officials but also those by the Allied nations - are presented here. Certain papers included in the documents (d) and (e) are exhibited in "Documents with Commentaries" as well as here in "Archives."

  1. Hitoshi Ashida, "Diary of Hitoshi Ashida" (portions concerning revision of the Constitution, 1945 to 1946)
  2. Toshio Irie, "Notes on the Process of Constitutional Reform," January to May 1946
  3. Joji Matsumoto, "General Negotiations with GHQ I II III," February to May 1946
  4. Alfred Hussey Papers; Constitution File No. 1, February 1 to March 6, 1946
  5. Far Eastern Commission Records (FEC-031 : Japanese Constitution)
  6. Civil Historical Section, GHQ/SCAP, "History of the Non-Military Activities of the Occupation of Japan, 1945 through December 1951", [Vol. 7] Constitutional Revision
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