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The infliction of torture by any public officer and cruel punishments are absolutely forbidden. (Art. 36)
Protection from Violence
We, the Japanese people …
We desire to occupy an honored place in an international society striving for the preservation of peace, and the banishment of tyranny and slavery, oppression and intolerance for all time from the earth.
(1) This Constitution shall be the supreme law of the nation and no law, ordinance, imperial rescript or other act of government, or part thereof, contrary to the provisions hereof, shall have legal force or validity.
… (Art. 98)