2014 年 20 巻 p. 119-133
In drafting of the Japanese Constitution GHQ intended to: Establish a constitutional monarchy with sovereignty reposing in the people by modifying the Emperor system and making the Emperor the ceremonial head of the state. The Emperor has lost all formal and informal political powers. He refrains from giving any political comments. However, the Emperor is not only a mere symbol of the state, but also an active symbol which does function as integrate center by the medium of "acts in matters of state" and another "public acts". The Emperor enjoys a sound social legitimacy since 1945. What is source of this legitimacy?