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Constitution Day finds debate on Japan's supreme law choked off

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03.05.2018

Let's say you are organizing an assembly because you believe in the importance of observing the law of the land, be it the Road Traffic Law, the Public Offices Election Law, the Anti-Monopoly Law, or whatever.

You are quite unlikely to incur the disapproval of any government office for doing that.

But it is a different story, especially of late, if the rallying cry of your assembly is "Protect the Constitution."

According to the Ishikawa Prefecture edition of The Asahi Shimbun, the Kanazawa municipal government from last year rejected a local citizens group's plan to hold a pro-Constitution rally in front of City Hall on Constitution Day, a national holiday........

© The Asahi Shimbun