Prawo Siedemnastu Artykułów. Zręby japońskiej kultury administracji i zarządzania bezpieczeństwem
THE SEVENTEEN-ARTICLE CONSTITUTION.FOUNDATIONS OF JAPANESE CULTURE ADMINISTRATION AND SECURITY MANAGEMENT
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The authors of this article hopes to show the essential meaning of the Japanese perspective on law, order and security. Since 50’s in the USA and European countries we are witnessing the global expansion and popularity of Budō (the Far East martial arts). Those martial arts positively influence the improvement of security culture. The authors want to show that it is worthwhile to study Japanese culture’s achievements, not only because of their different characteristics, but mainly because they emphasize the honor and tradition, which are the specificities of uniformed and public services. The purpose of the creation of “The Seventeen-Article Constitution” was the implementation of ethical principles, which can ensure the security of the state and its residents. This document was based not only on Buddhism, already firmly rooted in Japan, but also on the Confucianism. In this work we can read, that “the Constitution” included the principle stating that each person is part of a particular group, and should live in harmony with other members. Besides that, each person should worship the Buddha. Thus it means to show the respect toward all people and to get rid of negative thoughts, emotions and actions. In “The Seventeen-Article Constitution” are also included the foundations of central management. It is also considered to be the initial Constitution of Japan.
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