House of Councillors (Japan)

upper house of Japan
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The House of Councillors (参議院, Sangiin) is the upper house of the National Diet of Japan. The House of Representatives is the lower house.

House of Councillors
参議院
Sangiin
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Akiko Santō, LDP (caucus: independent)
Since 1 August 2019
Toshio Ogawa, CDP (caucus: independent)
Since 1 August 2019
Structure
Seats245
Japan House of Councillors 2019.svg
Political groups
Government (141)

Opposition (104)

Elections
Parallel voting:
Single non-transferable vote (147 seats)
Party-list proportional representation (98 seats)
Staggered elections
Last election
21 July 2019
Next election
2022
Meeting place
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Chamber of the House of Councillors
Website
www.sangiin.go.jp

The House of Councillors has 242 members who each serve six-year terms, two years longer than those of the House of Representatives. Councillors must be at least 30 years old, compared with 25 years old in the House of Representatives.

PresidentsEdit

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