Thursday marks the 65th year since the Constitution took effect in 1947.

Drafted during the Allied Occupation under the leadership of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the Constitution has remained untouched since its birth, despite years of divided discussions among experts and lawmakers over whether it should be revised.

These debates were recently put on the back burner as Nagata-cho became mired in a vicious spiral of childish tit-for-tat politics that has led to the rise and fall of five prime ministers in as many years.