Supplementary Provisions

Supplementary Provisions

Supplementary Provisions

Supplementary Provisions

- Constitution of Japan

CHAPTER XI: SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Article 100:
This Constitution shall be enforced as from the day when the period of six months will have elapsed counting from the day of its promulgation. 2) The enactment of laws necessary for the enforcement of this Constitution, the election of members of the House of Councillors and the procedure for the convocation of the Diet and other preparatory procedures necessary for the enforcement of this Constitution may be executed before the day prescribed in the preceding paragraph.

Article 101:
If the House of Councillors is not constituted before the effective date of this Constitution, the House of Representatives shall function as the Diet until such time as the House of Councillors shall be constituted.

Article 102:
The term of office for half the members of the House of Councillors serving in the first term under this Constitution shall be three years. Members falling under this category shall be determined in accordance with law.

Article 103:
The Ministers of State, members of the House of Representatives, and judges in office on the effective date of this Constitution, and all other public officials who occupy positions corresponding to such positions as are recognized by this Constitution shall not forfeit their positions automatically on account of the enforcement of this Constitution unless otherwise specified by law. When, however, successors are elected or appointed under the provisions of this Constitution, they shall forfeit their positions as a matter of course.

THE CONSTITUTION OF JAPAN (November 3, 1946)
I rejoice that the foundation for the construction of a new Japan has been laid according to the will of the Japanese people, and hereby sanction and promulgate the amendments of the Imperial Japanese Constitution effected following the consultation with the Privy Council and the decision of the Imperial Diet made in accordance with
Article 73 of the said Constitution.
Signed:
HIROHITO, Seal of the Emperor, This third day of the eleventh month of the twenty-first year of Showa (November 3, 1946).
Countersigned:
Prime Minister and concurrently Minister for Foreign Affairs, YOSHIDA Shigeru,
Minister of State, Baron SHIDEHARA Kijuro,
Minister of Justice, KIMURA Tokutaro,
Minister for Home Affairs, OMURA Seiichi,
Minister of Education, TANAKA Kotaro,
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, WADA Hiroo,
Minister of State, SAITO Takao,
Minister of Communication, HITOTSUMATSU Sadayoshi,
Minister of Commerce and Industry, HOSHIJIMA Jiro,
Minister of Welfare, KAWAI Yoshinari,
Minister of State, UEHARA Etsujiro,
Minister of Transportation, HIRATSUKA Tsunejiro,
Minister of Finance, ISHIBASHI Tanzan,
Minister of State, KANAMORI Tokujiro,
Minister of State, ZEN Keinosuke.

Constitution of Japan

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Emperor
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Rights and Duties of the People
Diet
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