Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 62153001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 日本国憲法
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Japanese Constitution
モンデン タカシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds5-8:IAS K211
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Instruction by lecturing. In case of unavoidable circumstances, the classes may be held online. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Law
Eligible Students
Keywords Japanese Constitutional Law 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Area Courses(Courses in Arts and Humanities/Social Sciences) Category:Law / Political Sciences / Sociology / Economics / Education 
Expected OutcomeTo acquire the ability to learn and think over the issues of the Constitution in general through the consideration of variety of problems relating to the Japanese Constitutional Law. 
Class Objectives
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This course provides students with an overview of Japanese Constitutional Law, focusing on some of the basic constitutional problems. It is designed to help students improve understanding of Japanese Consititutional Law in general. 
Class Schedule lesson 1: Japanese Constitutional Law: Its Origin and Nature
lesson 2: Popular Sovereignty and Ten-nô(Emperor) System
lesson 3: Legislative Power and Executive Power
lesson 4: Judiciary
lesson 5: Respect for Individuals and Equality before the Law
lesson 6: Civil Liberty (1) Freedom of Thought, Religion and Expression
lesson 7: Civil Liberty (2) Economic Freedom
lesson 8: Civil Liberty (3) Freedom of Person
lesson 9: Social Right (1) Right to Healthy and Cultured Life
lesson 10: Social Right (2) Right to Education
lesson 11: "New Rights" in Modern Society
lesson 12: Human Rights and Family
lesson 13: Human Rights of Foreign Nationals
lesson 14: Pacifism: Problems on Article 9
lesson 15: Amendments of Constitutional Law

Final examination is held. 
INOUE Noriyuki  (eds), Kempô no Jikan(Guidance on the Constitution of Japan)2d ed., Yuhikaku, 2022. 
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(More Details) Materials of each class are previously uploaded on "moodle". Students are required to read through them before the class.  
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Preparation and
Please think over the theme and problems presented in the materials beforehand. 
Grading Method Final examination (ca. 70%) , Comment-papers (ca. 30%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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