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" The Empire of Japan shall be reigned over and governed by a line of Emperors unbroken for ages eternal. "
Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science in the City of New York - Page 325
1916
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The Columbia Guide to Modern Japanese History

Gary D. Allinson - History - 1999 - 259 pages
...forever assume the duty of allegiance to the present Constitution. Chapter i: The Emperor Article i. The Empire of Japan shall be reigned over and governed by a line of Emperors unbroken for ages etemal. Article 2. The Imperial Throne shall be succeeded to by Imperial male descendants, according...
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The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825-1995

Chushichi Tsuzuki - 2000 - 562 pages
...wrote in his commentaries on the constitution.34 Article 1, Chapter 1 (The Emperor) reads: 'The Great Empire of Japan shall be reigned over and governed by a line of Emperors unbroken for ages eternal.' On this Ito commented: 'the splendor of the Sacred Throne transmitted through an unbroken line of one...
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Stars and Stripes Across the Pacific: The United States, Japan, and Asia ...

William F. Nimmo - Political Science - 2001 - 289 pages
...peoples," was deemed to be inconsistent with the 1889 constitution of Japan, which specified that: "The Empire of Japan shall be reigned over and governed...by a line of Emperors unbroken for ages eternal." Furthermore, "The Emperor is the head of the Empire, combining in Himself the rights of sovereignty,...
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Monarchies 1000-2000

W. M. Spellman, W. M.. Spellman - History - 2001 - 312 pages
...the centrality of the sacred monarch's role in the new government. Here it was stated plainly that 'The empire of Japan shall be reigned over and governed by a line of emperors unbroken for ages eternal.'*1 Ito Hirobumi, one of the principal authors of the new constitution, provided a commentary...
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Japan: Restless Competitor : the Pursuit of Economic Nationalism

Malcolm Trevor - Social Science - 2001 - 274 pages
...of its appearance in the first sentence of the Meiji Constitution in the form of words stating that Japan 'shall be reigned over and governed by a line of Emperors unbroken for ages eternal': that is the political reality of what is also referred to in the bland translation of kokittai as 'the...
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Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State under MacArthur

Ray A. Moore, Donald L. Robinson - History - 2002 - 432 pages
...set of proposals. This document, conventionally called Draft B, would have substituted for article I ("The Empire of Japan shall be reigned over and governed...a line of Emperors unbroken for ages eternal") the simple assertion that "Japan is a monarchy." The phrase "unbroken for ages eternal" was displaced to...
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Japan, a Modern History

James L. McClain - History - 2002 - 724 pages
...together under the heading "Chapter 1 ," concerned the emperor.23 The very first article established that 'The Empire of Japan shall be reigned over and governed...by a line of Emperors unbroken for ages eternal," while the following clauses declared him "sacred and inviolable" with full and sole possession of "the...
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Race and Nation: Ethnic Systems in the Modern World

Paul R. Spickard - History - 2005 - 392 pages
...Article I, the Constitution of the Empire of Japan promulgated on February 2, 1889, which declares: "The Empire of Japan shall be reigned over and governed...by a line of Emperors unbroken for ages eternal." (quoted in Yatsuki, Tenno to Nihon, 199). 55. John W. Dower, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of...
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Sourcebook in Shinto: Selected Documents

Stuart D. B. Picken - Religion - 2004 - 399 pages
...a fundamental law of State . . . (The law is enumerated by clauses, the relevant of which read:) I. The Empire of Japan shall be reigned over and governed by a line of Emperors unbroken for ages eternal. II. The Emperor is sacred and inviolable. XXVIII. Japanese subjects shall, within limits not prejudicial...
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The Human Story: Our History, From the Stone Age to Today

James C. Davis - History - 2004 - 466 pages
...shogun to retire and seemingly "restored" the emperor to power. A new constitution proclaimed that Japan "shall be reigned over and governed by a line of Emperors unbroken for ages eternal." In practice, though, the emperor remained what he had been before, a symbol, and his elderly but energetic...
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