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The History Of Japanese The Proto-Japanese (Yamato) became a centralized state describing and explaining governing laws such as the Taika Reform which is further known as the Asuka Period. In (552 A.D.) in Nihon Shoki Buddhism was introduced. A prince named Shotoku was known as spreading peace to Japan through the Proclamation of the Seventeen articles known as the Seventeen Article Constitution. (Japanesehistory.info, 2011, p.1). He devoted many efforts in Japan, not only Buddhism but the Chinese as well. Leading on to the Heian System, the court was over worried about the Effete Arts and started to ignore administrations and military affairs. During this period there were three types of land-holdings, which were called Rank-Land (family), Salary-Land (Imperial) and Merit-Land (Outstanding Effort). As the system was being held by the nobles it became more powerful. Warriors and Nobles were continued struggling. Around (1156 A.D.) the Hogen Rebellion was released which was complicated to the court so as a conclusion leading warriors as fighters.
Laws of Japanese Congress (1791) states that Freedom of Religion is the First Amendment. “Congress shall make no law respecting establishments of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” (Congress, 1791, p.1). In opposition, hundreds of years ago, the Japanese law required Buddhism. The United States Constitution brings forth fairness because it allows free-will in religion, but Japanese Laws are unfair because it binds citizens to Buddhism. Laws prohibit worship for the Japanese culture, but freedom of choice exists for American citizens. Citizens in the United States in America are allowed to worship any religion he or she desires. For example, United States citizens may worship as a Catholic, Baptist, Methodist or any other religions. In contrast, Japanese citizens may not select other religions. For Instance, a Japanese citizen may not worship as a Morman. Negative consequences occur if a Japanese man is discovered worshiping as a Morman or found worshiping any other religions. Some consequences include death, abuse, and other inconsistencies. Conclusion Hundreds of years ago, Japanese laws provided strict conformity for Buddhism. In order for the Japanese culture to promote fairness laws should evolve to reflect the freedom of choice. Japanese citizens should be able to choose any religion whatsoever. This may bring forth peace and equality. Also, this will allow for the promotion of righteousness in the Japanese culture.

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Anonymous. (2011). Heisi 1989 through today. Japanesehistory.info. Retrieved December 16, 2011 from http://japanesehistory.info/heisei.htm
Azuma, E. (2008). "Pioneers of Overseas Japanese Development": Japanese American History And the Making of Expansionist Orthodoxy in Imperial Japan. Journal Of Asian Studies, 67(4), 1187-1226. doi:10.1017/S0021911808001757 Retrieved December 22, 2011 from http://search.proquest.com.libproxy.edmc.edu/docview/230403704?accountid=34899
Congress (1791). The United States Constitution. Amendment One. DC: Congress. Retrieved December 22, 2011 from http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html#Am1

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