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2-9 Drafts of Official Regulations Covering the Constitutional Reform Investigation and Deliberative Committees, January 18 to 19, 1946

 While the proposed revisions to the Constitution were settled in the Constitutional Problems Investigation Committee, discussions were also held about the specific method to make revisions. Then an idea was brought up that a governmental organ should be established in order to consider revision proposals and to decide an amendment bill. Based on this, the Bureau of Legislation made out drafts of an official regulation governing such a deliberative organ. Considering the subject of its deliberation, these drafts gave appropriate dignity to the organ in such a way that the Emperor would personally appoint the members by Imperial order. However, following that, GHQ rejected the Constitutional Problems Investigation Committee draft, and with the changes brought on by the GHQ draft the government regulatory inquiry agency was never set up.

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