Documents with Commentaries

2-3 Records of Arguments at the Constitutional Problems Investigation Committee and Reform Proposals presented by each member

 At the 4th general meeting of the Constitutional Problems Investigation Committee on November 24, 1945, it was decided that each member of the committee should prepare his own draft proposals independently, because they would not be able to hold committee meetings very often while the Imperial Diet was convened for its 89th (extraordinary) session, and that these independent proposals would be reviewed after the closing of the Diet on December 22. These documents were created based on these arrangements. A portion of them was submitted in January of the following year. The deliberations carried out by the committee up to this point did not produce a single proposal that included fundamental changes to the position of the Emperor. These documents indicate the committee's first steps away from their policy of investigative study toward creating concrete revisions to the Constitution, an idea that had previously not been considered.

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