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Sangiin (House of Councillors)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Kokkai / National Diet Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Sangiin / House of Councillors
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Shugiin / House of Representatives
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1908 - 1939
1952 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Masaaki Yamazaki (M) 

Notes Elected on 2 August 2013.
Secretary General Takeshi Nakamura (M) 
Notes Appointed on 7 Dec. 2013.
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 242 / 242
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 39 (16.12%)
Mode of designation directly elected 242
Term 6 years; one half of the membership is renewed every three years
Last renewal dates 21 July 2013
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Sangiin (House of Councillors)
7-1 Nagatacho 1, Chiyodaku
100-8961 TOKYO
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Phone (81 3) 3581 3111
Fax (81 3) 5512 3895
E-mail IntlCon@sangiin-sk.go.jp
Website http://www.sangiin.go.jp

This page was last updated on 16 December 2013
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