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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.


The articles in these publications have been examined officially by the Research and Legislative Reference Bureau, in terms of their usefulness for the Diet deliberations, the neutrality, objectivity and accuracy of the descriptions and the clarity of the arguments, etc.
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).
When translating all or a significant part of the articles in these publications or when publishing excerpts from them, please contact us beforehand at the email address shown below, since you might be required to submit a request form by postal mail or other means. When contacting us, please provide us with the name of the publisher, the title of the publication, its price, the publication date, and the number of copies to be issued.

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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