Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Category: Lawrence Repeta

  • Japan Update: Repeta on Osaka Mayor Hashimoto

    Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto has been in office a few short months, but has become a media sensation in Japan for various audacious statements, including criticism of Article 9 of the Constitution. Last month he issued an order that all Osaka City employees participate in a mandatory survey that includes disclosure of political and union activities.