THE CONSTITUTION OF JAPAN
CHAPTER 2 RENUNCIATION OF WAR
ARTICLE 9

ASPIRING SINCERELY TO AN INTERNATIONAL PEACE BACED 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.

IN ORDER TO ACCOMOPLISH 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.

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