Political Development of Japan Since 1867, with Reference to the Growth of Representative Government

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1922 - 240 pages

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Page 70 - Those already fixed expenditures based by the Constitution upon the powers appertaining to the Emperor, and such expenditures as may have arisen by the effect of law, or that appertain to the legal obligations of the Government, shall be neither rejected nor reduced by the Imperial Diet, without the concurrence of the Government.
Page iii - Japanese subjects may, according to qualifications determined in laws or ordinances, be appointed to civil or military offices equally, and may fill any other public offices. ART. 20. Japanese subjects are amenable to service in the army or navy, according to the provisions of law.
Page iv - Japanese subjects shall, within limits not prejudicial to peace and order, and not antagonistic to their duties as subjects, enjoy freedom of religious belief.
Page 71 - When the Imperial Diet cannot be convoked, owing to the external or internal condition of the country, in case of urgent need for the maintenance of public safety, the Government may take all necessary financial measures by means of an Imperial Ordinance.
Page xi - The final account of the expenditures and revenue of the State shall be verified and confirmed by the Board of Audit, and it shall be submitted by the Government to the Imperial Diet, together with the report of verification of the said Board.
Page viii - The Judicature shall be exercised by the Courts of Law according to law, in the name of the Emperor.
Page ix - The expenditure and revenue of the State require the consent of the Imperial Diet by means of an annual Budget. Any and all expenditures overpassing the appropriations set forth in the Titles and Paragraphs of the Budget, or that are not provided for in the Budget, shall subsequently require the appropriation of the Imperial Diet. Article LXV. The Budget shall be first laid before the House of Representatives.
Page xi - When it has become necessary in future to amend the provisions of the present Constitution, a project to that effect shall be submitted to the Imperial Diet by Imperial Order.
Page iii - A regency shall be instituted in conformity with the provisions of the Imperial House Law. The regent shall exercise the powers appertaining to the Emperor, in his name. CHAPTER II. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF SUBJECTS ART. 18. The conditions necessary for being a Japanese subject shall be determined by law.
Page v - The House of Peers shall, in accordance with the Ordinance concerning the House of Peers, be composed of the members of the Imperial Family, of the orders of nobility, and of those persons who have been nominated thereto by the Emperor.

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