The Final Report, which has been well translated and intelligently edited by John M. Maki, demonstrates to an almost excruciating extent this concern for fairness and balance. The first three parts of the Report chronicle the creation, structure, procedure, and central issues of the Commission's work. In doing so, they catalog issues and positions and explain the mechanics of the Commission, but do little else. For those interested in the substantive views espoused, Part Four, The Opinions of the Commissioners, will hold the most interest.
Frank K. Upham,
Japan's Commission on the Constitution: The Final Report, translated and edited by John M. Maki (1980),
57 Wash. L. Rev.
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