Status of National Diet Members

National Diet Members receive a mandate from the people with whom resides sovereign power, and the Diet Members bear the important responsibility of deliberating government matters as representatives of all the people. Certain protection is given to National Diet Members so that they can perform these responsibilities. Except for cases prescribed by law, Diet Members cannot be apprehended when the Diet is in session and they cannot be held responsible outside of the House for speeches, discussions, or votes made in their House.

The House of Representatives
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