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  House of Councillors
Currently, the 169th session of the Diet is in session.
Currently, the 166th session of the Diet is in session.
The 165th session of the Diet ended on December 19, 2006.
www.sangiin.go.jp /eng   (258 words)

  U.S. President Speaks to Japanese Diet
Japan's commitment to development is known and honored throughout the world.
Japan and the United States should work to expand our partnerships with the private sectors, to reform international financial institutions, to improve access to education for boys and girls in Asia, and Africa, and in the Middle East.
Japan is making these great contributions even in a time of economic uncertainty and transition that has caused some to question whether your nation can maintain these commitments and your leadership in the world.
www.aaskolnick.com /commentary/japanspeech.htm   (1926 words)

  Japan - MSN Encarta
By this measure, Japan’s per capita GDP rose from 21 percent of the U.S. level in 1955 to 56 percent in 1970.
After recovering from the war, Japan experienced three and a half decades of prosperity and generally steady growth, although problems began to surface in the 1970s.
The Meiji Restoration, as it came to be known, ended 250 years of self-isolation for Japan and introduced an era of rapid economic change.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761566679_8/Japan.html   (1329 words)

In nutrition, the sum of the food consumed by a body is its diet.
In politics, a Diet is a formal deliberative assembly.
In a democratic government[?], it refers to the legislative branch, for example Congress or Diet of Japan.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/di/Diet.html   (152 words)

 Koizumi's New Diet For Japan - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The lack of immigration is again threatening Japan.
Birth rates have fallen to frightening levels with the fertility rate, the number of babies born to women of child-bearing age, is now 1.3.
Japan could, then, replace America as the buyer of first and last resort for the globe’s surplus production.
www.forbes.com /newsletter/2005/10/24/japan-koizumi-reforms-cz_ags_1024soapbox_inl.html   (1620 words)

 The Daily Record - NEWS - DIET CHOKE
THE diet book has become as integral a part of Christmas as Santa and this year publishers expect to sell almost £20million worth.
Whether it's the low GI, the high whole grain, the drink yourself thin or the sleep yourself slim diet, there is an abundance of ways to shed the pounds.
IT was handbags at dawn yesterday as fashionist as rushed to snap up pieces from Madonna's range for high street giants H&M. ADVERTISING agency M&C Saatchi yesterday shrugged off the loss of their longstanding contract with BA to post a rise in revenues and annual profits.
www.dailyrecord.co.uk /news/tm_headline=diet-choke-&method=full&objectid=18279383&siteid=66633-name_page.html   (585 words)

 Japan Socialist Party Summary
In the decades that followed, the JSP was Japan's largest opposition party, but was never in a position to capture control of the government.
The Japan Socialist Party was the first political party to form after the end of World War II.
In 1947, Katayama Tetsu, a Socialist, was elected Prime Minister, and the JSP won a plurality in the Diet of Japan.
www.bookrags.com /Japan_Socialist_Party   (1111 words)

 Japan's Diet convenes to elect new prime minister 22 September 2006
Japan's government and ruling Liberal Democratic Party have set Sep 22 as the date for an extraordinary session of the Diet, the nation's parliament, to elect a new prime minister.
The choice of premier could depend whether Diet members are in a mood to set aside nationalism in favor of trade with neighboring countries.
The winner in the LDP race is highly likely to become Japan's next prime minister because of a combined majority of the LDP and its ruling coalition partner, New Komeito, in both chambers of the Diet.
www.newsahead.com /PREVIEW/Japan_special_Diet_Sep_06.htm   (347 words)

 Diet May Affect Lupus
GIFU, Japan (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Diet -- and especially, vitamin C -- may play a role in minimizing the effects of lupus.
Animal studies have suggested diet may impact the prognosis of the condition.
Mice who were fed a low-fat diet and fish oil, for example, had improved survival and delayed onset of kidney problems.
www.lupusmn.org /Education/Articles/DietMayAffectLupus.htm   (333 words)

 Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Japan is determined to continue to extend its full support to the President.
In addition, Japan is ready to cooperate with developing countries in the fields of controlling of the financing of terrorism, immigration control, aviation and maritime security, anti-terrorism measures against biological and chemical weapons, and so forth.
Moreover, Japan will participate more actively in international actions against terrorism by enacting a new law to support the operations of other countries that are trying to eliminate the threat posed by the recent terrorist attacks, and to extend assistance to affected people.
www.un.org /webcast/ga/56/statements/011111japanE.htm   (929 words)

 Origin of the Sun :: Japan Fanlisting   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Japan is generally considered to be a constitutional monarchy, based largely on the British system.
The Cabinet is composed of a Prime Minister and ministers of state, and is responsible to the Diet.
Japan's head of state is the Emperor, but under the current constitution he performs only ceremonial duties and holds no real power, not even emergency reserve powers.
kandosii.net /fan/japan/japan_government.php   (406 words)

 Government - Explore Japan - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Japan's Constitution, which came into force in 1947, is based on three principles: sovereignty of the people, respect for fundamental human rights, and renunciation of war.
The Diet, Japan's national parliament, is the highest organ of state power and the sole law-making organ of the state.
The Diet comprises the 480-seat House of Representatives (lower house) and the 242-seat House of Councillors (upper house).
web-japan.org /kidsweb/japan/government.html   (330 words)

 Diet - Explore Japan - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the Constitution, the Diet is the "highest organ of state power," and the "sole law-making organ of the State." As such, national politics are centered on the Diet.
To ensure that the interests of a wide spectrum of voters are addressed, the Diet is bicameral, with a House of Representatives (lower house) and a House of Councillors (upper house).
A bill submitted to the Diet by the cabinet or a lawmaker is deliberated separately in the two houses.
web-japan.org /kidsweb/japan/government/q2.html   (329 words)

 Observing Japan: The Diet's diet
The measure of education reform in Japan, and, for that matter in other developed countries, must be how successful it is in preparing students for a world that is changing drastically.
Japan shouldn't completely abandon the old ways, but as Japan changes -- and Japan has been in the midst of tremendous, if understated upheaval for some time now -- so too should the Japanese education system.
The latter bill may be as significant as the former, because it enshrines into a new view of the JSDF as a force that excels at MOOTW, as I discussed yesterday.
observingjapan.blogspot.com /2006/10/diets-diet.html   (1145 words)

The national security bills are likely to pass the Diet at the end of its current session on June 19 and Japan commentators are suspecting that the US might indeed have "seized the opportunity" in trying to make sure that America would be the first "beneficiary" of Japan's upgraded military profile.
Japan is also an important player on the Korean peninsula, where Bush's axis of evil remark as well as the current administration's determination to confront terrorist regimes has heightened tensions.
For now, it seems Japan feels more comfortable sitting on the fence, closely observing the reactions of the international community to US plans to expand its military campaign, while thinking of a statesman-like line to drop in here and there.
www.atimes.com /japan-econ/DD03Dh02.html   (1167 words)

 Japan's Imperial Diet Building: debate over construction of a national identity - Japan 1868-1945: Art, Architecture, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is an image consistent with the postwar constitution's designation of the Diet as the "highest organ of state power" and with the democratic ideology publicly espoused in the wake of the political reforms of the Allied occupation.(2) Yet the representation of the Diet is ambiguous here.
The protracted debates over the Diet's design testify to the complex cultural contradictions generated by the process of appropriation through which Western ideas were incorporated into Japan as part of the ambitious project of modernization.
As a result, until the end of the war there was little enthusiasm for party politics, and the Diet as an institution was held in relatively low esteem.(6) The history of the Diet buildings reflects this tentative status.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0425/is_n3_v55/ai_18798609   (976 words)

 Paradox of the Atkins Diet [Archive] - Japan Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
My cousin is on the atkins diet and he had to cut out so much of the foods he used to eat that he ended up drastically reducing his overall consumption of food.
Technically the Atkins diet is not known not to be healthy because...
Her husband's health at the time of his death "is a sad and distracting sideshow, taking time away from an intelligent debate of the known science," she said.
www.jref.com /forum/archive/index.php/t-9344.html   (3095 words)

 Kisha Clubs
Kisha clubs, Japan’s press clubs, are reporters’ offices set up within major government, political, business and consumer organizations for members to gain access to news and information disseminated by them.
The Japan Press Club dates back to 1890 when a reporter for the Jiji Shinpou took the initiative to formulate a Parliamentary Access Press Team, after the press was forbidden access to the inaugural session of the Imperial Diet.
Japan’s media industry has a history of applying pressure to public institutions reluctant to disclose information by banding together in the form of the kisha club.
www.japanmediareview.com /japan/wiki/Kishaclubs   (2036 words)

Japan regards the rocky isles of Okinotori, 1,700 kilometres south of Tokyo, as the southernmost point of its territory, letting it set its 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone around them.
Japan, China Begin Experts' Meeting on E. China Sea Gas Dispute (Kyodo News, Apr. 6, 2007) Japan and China began a meeting of technical experts aimed at resolving a dispute over gas exploration rights in the East China Sea, an official of the Japanese Embassy in Beijing said.
Japan's Defense Agency Changes Name and Reality By Richard Halloran (Taipei Times, Jan. 8, 2007) The North Koreans and Chinese have criticized the changes, but what they fail to realize is that their belligerence toward Japan has accelerated a Japanese revision in their thinking regarding military power.
www.taiwansecurity.org /TSR-Japan.htm   (3302 words)

With the security agreement, Australia is hoping to moderate Japan’s military influence in the Pacific by embedding it within a wider framework.
Japan's Defense Agency Changes Name and Reality By Richard Halloran (Taipei Times, Jan. 8, 2007) The North Koreans and Chinese have criticized the changes, but what they fail to realize is that their belligerence toward
(Reuters, Jan. 4, 2007) Japan and the United States are to discuss joint plans for their troops to deal with a potential stand-off between China and Taiwan, in a move that could irritate Beijing, Kyodo news agency said.
taiwansecurity.org /TSR-Japan.htm   (1550 words)

 Proposed Solutions to Japan's Financial Problems   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I believe that the Diet is heading in the wrong direction and would like to offer some suggestions to help get Japan out of the economic rut it is in.
Japan has a larger number of Diet members than the Congress of the U.S. This seems rather strange in light of the size and population of the country.
If there are 100 representative positions and 150 candidates, there should be 150 candidates on the ballot and each citizen of Japan should be allowed to choose up to 100 candidates from them.
tanutech.com /japan/diet_letter.html   (1055 words)

 Is Japan Advancing Toward a 'Normal Country'?
Viewed from Japan's domestic politics, the general public has not yet been prepared to dedicate themselves to such a "normal country" using armed forces, (as their older generation did during the first half of the 20th century), because the definition is but ideas in the head of the political elite holding sway of the nation.
Japan's political forces which advocate the reuse of armed forces are well aware of the importance of this point, and the objective of a "normal country" can hardly be achieved under a democratic system if they fail to win public support.
Presently, Japan's political forces are trying to "democratize" their ideas and plans of defending the national interests by armed forces, and have achieved a victory by passing the contingency bills by an overwhelming majority in the Diet.
english.peopledaily.com.cn /200307/03/eng20030703_119391.shtml   (1039 words)

 CRL - Japan
This is the official gazette of Japan for July 2, 1883-1966.
Kizokuin tsujokai giji sokkiroku is the Proceedings of the Imperial Diet of Japan, 1890-1947.
Included are reports on Korean uprisings against Japan in 1919, on the Mukden Incident in 1931 and subsequent events in Manchuria, on the Nomonhan Incident in 1939, and the military chronicles of the Reign of the Meiji Emperor, 1868-1912.
www.crl.edu /topicsControl.asp?top=24   (2641 words)

 Japanese Government-printer friendly version | National Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Emphasis is on the role of the emperor and the role of the Diet, Japan's legislative body." Discussion questions are also provided.
Senrei provides "summaries of important recent constitutional, civil and commercial law cases from Japan as well as articles and essays on a variety of topics relating to law in Japan." Case summaries are organized by area and topic.
This constitution created the framework for the Japanese democratic government and redefined the role of the emperor from political leader and divine personage to that of ceremonial head of state, while the political leader of Japan is the democratically elected prime minister.
www.indiana.edu /~japan/iguides/gov-pfv.html   (701 words)

 Newsvine - Japan's Diet Said Healthier Than American
TOKYO — Japanese researchers have found what many in the country have long believed — that its traditional fish-based, low-fat diet is much healthier than the average American menu and contributes to a longer life, officials said Wednesday.
A team of researchers at Japan's respected Tohoku University made the findings during a three-week study involving mice, according to one researcher, who requested anonymity due to policy.
The traditional Japanese diet is also touted as the reason for its low levels of obesity.
www.newsvine.com /_news/2006/05/24/217875-japans-diet-said-healthier-than-american   (423 words)

 Economy and Industry - Explore Japan - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Economically, Japan is one of the most highly developed nations in the world.
Since Japan has little arable land compared to its population, it cannot grow enough wheat, soybeans, or other major crops to feed all its citizens.
Japan's transport system is highly developed, with road and rail networks covering virtually every part of the country together with extensive air and sea services.
web-jpn.org /kidsweb/japan/economy.html   (480 words)

Japan’s television-based media consists of more than 110 commercial VHF broadcasters, 13 independent UHF broadcasters and one public broadcaster.
The Japan Broadcasting Corporation, or NHK (Nihon Hoso Kyokai), is considered a specially designated public corporation, which was organized in 1950 under Japan’s Broadcast Law.
Initially operated by the Japan Science Promotion Foundation, the company was founded to provide distance learning educational programming in the sciences for Kagaku Gijyutsu Gakuen High School before expanding operations to general programming in order to sustain its business.
www.japanmediareview.com /japan/wiki/tvwiki   (1568 words)

 Diet - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A diet is a ritualistic self-depravation and starvation ceremony occasionally used by Buddhist monks.
In Roman Catholic Theology, a diet is a group of foods which people restrict themselves to eating for religious purposes (although some scholars find justification for use of diets for entertainment purposes in the Bible).
In fact, in Japan, the Diet is Japan's parliament, presided over by the speaker of the House, a hefty sumo wrestler.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Diet   (242 words)

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