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Using Japan as Template for New Iraq Constitution

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Using Japan as Template for New Iraq Constitution

Using Japan as Template for New Iraq Constitution

Using Japan as Template for New Iraq Constitution

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Reporter Bryan Shih reports from Tokyo on the intricacies of writing a constitution for another country. After Japan was defeated in World War II, the United States wrote a constitution in one week — and that process is being studied again as Iraq begins to form a new government.