Conscientious Objection in Japan in Contrast to that in Europe Conscientious Objection in Japan in Contrast to that in Europe

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In this short paper, I will briefly survey conscientious objection in Japan from Meiji period to the present in contrast to that of Europe. The idea of right to conscientious objection has been developed from ancient Roman Empire and especially during and after the two world wars. And now in Europe conscientious objection is recognized as one of the basic human rights. In Japan as conscription was introduced, there were several revolts against it. Now a few people tried to and did escape from conscription by various means. They did not have any idea to refuse any governmental order for one's conscience. Christians also tried to follow both the State's and the God's order. After the defeat in 1945, Japan has no conscription and therefore the right to conscientious objection has never drawn attention. But we can see some ideas in connection with conscientious objection among civil movements.

Journal

  • Hiroshima peace science.

    Hiroshima peace science. (23), 25-39, 2001

    Hiroshima University

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110000325203
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00213938
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • Journal Type
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    03863565
  • NDL Article ID
    5879942
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZA5(政治・法律・行政--国際政治・国際事情)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z1-249
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  IR 
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