Proposal to use main body of text of Article 9 of the Japanese constitution as a basis of limiting warfare.

第九条 日本国民は、正義と秩序を基調とする国際平和を誠実に希求し、国権の発動たる戦争と、武力による威嚇又は武力の行使は、国際紛争を解決する手段としては、永久にこれを放棄する。
二 前項の目的を達するため、陸海空軍その他の戦力は、これを保持しない。国の交戦権は、これを認めない。

The official English translation of the article reads:

“ ARTICLE 9. Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. (2) To accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.

-Changing “the Japanese people” to “the people and nations of Earth”
-Changing “The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized. ” to “maintain the right to become belligerent if attacked while in a state of neutrality.”

One thought on “Proposal to use main body of text of Article 9 of the Japanese constitution as a basis of limiting warfare.

  1. ARTICLE 9. Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. (2) To accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.
    -Changing “the Japanese people” to “the people and nations of Earth”
    -Changing “The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized. ” to “maintain the right to become belligerent if attacked while in a state of neutrality.”
    -Changing “will never be maintained.” To “will never be maintained on Earth”

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