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July 10, 2022 Confirmed

Japan

Japan

Election for Sangiin (Japanese House of Councillors)

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The Japanese Diet is composed of two houses: the House of Representatives with 475 members and the House of Councillors with 248 members (Art. 4 Public Office Election Law 2016).  The term of members of the House of Councillors is six years with half the members of the House being up for election every three years.