Powers Of Powers

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Current Event: Constitutions of the World

Part I: Powers of Branches, Powers granted/denied to government. Comparison of the US and Denmark

After all, there was a reason why the framers of the Constitution of the United States regulated the powers of the branches of government, and also granted and denied powers to the government. In terms of powers to the branches, the framers wanted to have three separate branches of government with their individual powers, working together to form a more synchronized and unified government. They also wanted to avoid the one-man-rules-all monarchy of the British. Under the constitution, they separated the powers of the government into 3 branches, the Legislative branch, whose duty is to make the laws,
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Japan runs under a Constitutional Monarchy, however, like the US, they do have 3 branches of government. One of the main similarities between the US and Japan is the supreme court. Both supreme courts are the highest law of the land, and both assume very similar powers, such as judicial reviews, and declaring acts unconstitutional. Also similar to the United States, the National Diet, Japan’s legislature has two houses, the House of Councillors, and ironically, the House of Representatives. Japan’s legislature assumes many of the same powers as the US Congress, as it has the ability to make laws and control the national budget. Unlike the US, the National Diet has the power to select the Prime Minister of Japan with a majority ruling. A main difference between the US and Japan is the executive branch. Japan has a national emperor, however, the emperor assumes no real political power and is merely a figurehead. The political head of the executive branch is the Prime Minister, who has very similar powers as the President of the United States. In terms of powers granted to the government, in Japan, they are almost all granted to the national governments. Unlike the United States, the 47 prefectures (states) of Japan have little to no power, meaning most of the power of the Japanese government is coming straight from the capital,
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