[Classweb-users] Constitutional law Japan

Pietris, Mary Kay mpie at loc.gov
Wed Aug 29 06:40:13 EDT 2012

According to our law cataloging section head, we normally class these according to the date of enactment, so the number in ClassWeb should be KNX2064.51946. In fact, the authority record for the constitution (NAR no 96013475) has 1946, and the legal specialist in the Law Library has confirmed that 1946 is the correct date.  In our shelflist more books are classed with the 46 number than the 47 number.  The class number was changed and the caption has been changed to Constitution of 1946.

Mary K. D. Pietris
Library of Congress
Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate 
Policy and Standards Division

-----Original Message-----
From: classweb-users-bounces at classificationweb.net [mailto:classweb-users-bounces at classificationweb.net] On Behalf Of Larry Dershem
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 1:17 AM
To: Enedina Vera; classweb-users at classificationweb.net
Subject: Re: [Classweb-users] Constitutional law Japan

The Constitution of Japan, or "Postwar Constitution" was given the Emperor of Japan's assent on Nov.3, 1946, when it became law, but did not go into effect until six months later, on May 3, 1947.

Larry Dershem

-----Original Message-----
>From: Enedina Vera <evera at law.berkeley.edu>
>Sent: Aug 27, 2012 12:11 PM
>To: classweb-users at classificationweb.net
>Subject: [Classweb-users] Constitutional law Japan
>Hi all,
>I am  currently reclassifying, "The Constitution of Japan," 1946?. 
>Webclass  call number is KNX2064.51947, this is for the constitution 
>signed 3 May 1947. However, the "Foreign Law Guide," compiled by Tom 
>Reynolds and the book I have in hand say that the constitution was 
>signed 3 November 1946.
>Does anyone know which is correct?
>Thank you,
>Enedina Vera
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>Classweb-users at classificationweb.net

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