|The purpose of this course is to review the fundamentals of constitutional theory, and examine how the theoretical application of Japanese constitutional law to various constitution-related issues compares to that of students’ home countries, while reviewing constitutional theory and its various manifestations in Asian and other countries. Students will learn about the history and fundamental principles of modern constitutions, gain a fundamental understanding of the constitutions of Japan and modern constitutional countries in Western Europe, and review the constitutions of various countries, particularly in Asia. These subjects will be further explored in class discussions in which students will proactively debate various related issues.|
|Through of this course, you will able to 1) acquire the basic knowledge of the history and grand theory of modern Constitution; 2) acquire the basic knowledge of Constitutional system in Japan and some developed countries; and 3) discuss on Constitutional law and issues in selected Asian countries.|
|Lecture / Theme / Lecture Course Description / Learning outside the class / Related page|
Historical development of modern constitutions （1）(lecture)
Historical development of modern constitutions（2） (lecture)
Comparative study on historical development of various countries (presentation)
History of the Japanese Constitution (lecture)
Institution of / for government in Japan (lecture)
System for protection of human rights in Japan (lecture)
Final report (submission)
|Your final grade will be calculated according to the following process: attendance and participation of discussion (50%), Mid-term report & Final report (40%), and other assignment (10%).|
|Detailed summaries will be distributed at every class.|
Shigenori MATSUI, The Constitution of Japan , Hart publishing 2011.
Rosenfeld & Sajo (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law , Oxford University Press 2012.
|You can receive the additional instruction in classroom.|
|This class will be online by this canvas system.|
This class begins on April 20. To find out more, click here .