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Information Related to the National Diet

This "Information Related to the National Diet" site aims to provide documents and information produced from the activities of the National Diet as well as documents and information intended to contribute to the legislative activities and the parliamentary oversight of government, and to play a role in connecting the people and the National Diet.

Research and Legislative Reference Bureau Publications

Here we present various research materials on national policy issues. These publications are available in PDF format and written in Japanese.

"Issue Brief" (published irregularly)

Issue Brief is a compact briefing paper (about 10 pages) on policy issues.

"The Reference" (monthly)

The Reference is the Research and Legislative Reference Bureau's monthly magazine which contains policy and legal analysis on state affairs, historical studies, and comparative studies on domestic and foreign systems, from medium- to long-term perspective.

"Foreign Legislation" (quarterly and monthly versions)

Foreign Legislation provides Japanese translations of foreign laws, explanation of the background of legislation, compact information on foreign legislative activities.

"Research Materials" (published irregularly)

Research Materials series is a monograph series published irregularly and contains reports of interdisciplinary researches and the "Science and Technology Research Project".

Legislation Information Search Functions Using the National Diet Library Search (in English)

The search targets are:

  • Websites of the House of Representatives and the House of Councilors
  • Publications by the Research and Legislative Reference Bureau, the National Diet Library
  • Databases related to the National Diet.

Use (Please consult together with "Site Policy").

The views and opinions expressed in the articles are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Research and Legislative Reference Bureau (neither do they reflect those of National Diet Library nor National Diet).
If you are translating all or major parts of the articles in these publications or if reprinting excerpts from them, please contact us using the e-address below.

Databases Related to the National Diet

Databases provided on this website concerning the Diet, laws and regulations.


Please send opinions on "Information Related to the National Diet" to the contact address below.

Research Planning Division, Research and Legislative Reference Bureau, National Diet Library
E-mail: bureauat n d l dot g o dot j p

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