Documents with Commentaries

3-13 Charles Kades' Comments on the "Gist of the Revision of the Constitution (Matsumoto Draft)," February 12, 1946

 This memorandum produced by the Public Administration Division in Government Section included point-by-point comments critical of the "Gist of the Revision of the Constitution" (Matsumoto Draft) based on the 10 principles taken from SWNCC 228 and the Potsdam Declaration. It is dated February 12, the day when the GHQ draft was completed. Looking at this document provides us with an understanding of what the people drafting the Constitution were thinking about as they worked.

Actual Title of Source Comments on the Document "Gist of the Revision of the Constitution"
Date [February 12, 1946]
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Repository Rowell Papers, General Library, University of Tokyo
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