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COMPARING TWO CONSTITUTIONS From Meiji Japan Through Contemporary Sources  vol. 1,  and The New Japan , Appendix one. MEIJI (1890-1947) selected articles Chapter I  THE EMPEROR 1.  The Empire of Japan shall be reigned over and governed by a line of Emperors unbroken for ages eternal. 3.  The Emperor is sacred and inviolable. 4.  The Emperor is the head of the Empire, combining in Himself the rights of sovereignty, and exercises them  according to the provisions of the Constitution. 13.  The Emperor declares war, makes peace, and concludes treaties. Chapter II  RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF SUBJECTS 29.  Japanese subjects shall within the limits of the law enjoy the liberty of speech, writing, publication, public  meetings, and associations. 31.  The provisions contained in the present Chapter shall not affect the exercise of the powers appertaining to the  Emperor, in times of war or in cases of a national emergency. 
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