I am OSHIMA Tadamori, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan.
As you may know, the National Diet consists of Diet Members elected by citizens, who are the source of sovereignty. The Diet is the highest organ of state power and the sole law-making organ of the state. The House of Representatives, together with the House of Councillors, forms the Diet.
Our House carries out various activities to respond to the public mandate. Major activities include making laws, passing budget bills, and approving treaties to deal with domestic and international issues, so that the people may lead peaceful and productive lives. Conducting investigations on a wide range of government measures has also become increasingly important in recent years.
In order to inform citizens of the composition of our House and its work, this website provides information on activities and discussions at Plenary Sittings and Committee Meetings, the status of deliberations of budget and other bills and petitions, and also the names of our House Members and their in-House Groups.
Our website also carries information on the Parliamentary Museum, which was established to deepen the understanding of parliamentary democracy, and on procedures to observe Plenary Sittings and to take part in Diet tours to help bring the Diet closer to the people. Please visit the Diet if you are interested.
In closing, I hope that those who visit our website will further deepen their understanding of and interest in the National Diet of Japan.
House of Representatives