Constitutional Crossroads: A Case Study of Japan’s Post-WWII Constitution in the 21st-Century World

Although controversial from the outset, Japan's 1947 Constitution (the MacArthur Constitution) has endured without a single revision. The most serious revision efforts grew during the Abe years, with revision of Article 9 and other provisions seeming inevitable. Japan's constitution is a window into modern Japan and a valuable case study in comparative constitutions for history and government courses.