National Diet

  • national diet

    国会

    kokkai
    coat of arms or logo
    type
    type
    bicameral
    houses
    • house of councillors
    • house of representatives
    leadership
    speaker of the house of representatives
    tadamori oshima, ldp
    since april 21, 2015
    president of the house of councillors
    akiko santō, ldp
    since august 1, 2019
    structure
    seats710
    • 245 (house of councillors)
    • 465 (house of representatives)
    japan house of councillors 2019.svg
    house of councillors political groups
    government (141)
    •      ldp (113)
    •      kōmeitō (28)

    opposition (104)

    •      cdp & dpfp & sdp & affiliated independents (61)
    •      ishin (16)
    •      jcp (13)
    •      reiwa (2)
    •      hekisuikai (2)
    •      your party (2)
    •      independents (6)
    japan house of representatives 2019.svg
    house of representatives political groups
    government (314)
    •      ldp (285)
    •      kōmeitō (29)

    opposition (145)

    •      cdp & dpfp & sdp & social security & affiliated independents (120)
    •      jcp (12)
    •      ishin (11)
    •      kibo (2)
    •      independents (6)
    elections
    house of councillors last election
    21 july 2019 (25th)
    house of representatives last election
    22 october 2017 (48th)
    meeting place
    diet of japan kokkai 2009.jpg
    national diet building, nagatachō, chiyoda-ku, tokyo
    website
    • house of councillors – official website
    • house of representatives – official website
    japan
    imperial seal of japan.svg
    this article is part of a series on the
    politics and government of
    japan
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    the national diet (国会, kokkai)[1][2] is japan's bicameral legislature. it is composed of a lower house called the house of representatives, and an upper house, called the house of councillors. both houses of the diet are directly elected under parallel voting systems. in addition to passing laws, the diet is formally responsible for selecting the prime minister. the diet was first convened as the imperial diet in 1889 as a result of adopting the meiji constitution. the diet took its current form in 1947 upon the adoption of the post-war constitution, which considers it the highest organ of state power. the national diet building is in nagatachō, chiyoda, tokyo.

  • composition
  • powers
  • activities
  • history
  • list of sessions
  • see also
  • references
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National Diet

国会

Kokkai
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Houses
Leadership
Tadamori Oshima, LDP
since April 21, 2015
Akiko Santō, LDP
since August 1, 2019
Structure
Seats710
Japan House of Councillors 2019.svg
House of Councillors political groups
Government (141)

Opposition (104)

Japan House of Representatives 2019.svg
House of Representatives political groups
Government (314)

Opposition (145)

Elections
House of Councillors last election
21 July 2019 (25th)
22 October 2017 (48th)
Meeting place
Diet of Japan Kokkai 2009.jpg
National Diet Building, Nagatachō, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Website
Imperial Seal of Japan.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Japan
Flag of Japan.svg Japan portal

The National Diet (国会, Kokkai)[1][2] is Japan's bicameral legislature. It is composed of a lower house called the House of Representatives, and an upper house, called the House of Councillors. Both houses of the Diet are directly elected under parallel voting systems. In addition to passing laws, the Diet is formally responsible for selecting the Prime Minister. The Diet was first convened as the Imperial Diet in 1889 as a result of adopting the Meiji Constitution. The Diet took its current form in 1947 upon the adoption of the post-war constitution, which considers it the highest organ of state power. The National Diet Building is in Nagatachō, Chiyoda, Tokyo.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Kokkai
asturianu: Dieta de Xapón
azərbaycanca: Yaponiya parlamenti
беларуская: Парламент Японіі
Deutsch: Kokkai
español: Dieta de Japón
euskara: Kokkai
فارسی: دایت ملی
français: Diète du Japon
galego: Kokkai
한국어: 일본 국회
hrvatski: Kokkai
Bahasa Indonesia: Parlemen Jepang
lietuvių: Kokkai
Bahasa Melayu: Diet Jepun
Nederlands: Kokkai
日本語: 国会 (日本)
português: Dieta do Japão
română: Dieta Japoniei
Simple English: Diet of Japan
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Kokkai
Türkçe: Ulusal Diet
українська: Парламент Японії