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Politics, Law and Administration (Parliamentary Documents and Official Publications Room)

Parliamentary Documents and Official Publications Room, National Diet Library

The Parliamentary Documents and Official Publications Room (PDOP) holds a wide selection of essential materials of legislative, judicial and executive branches of Japanese and foreign governments as well as inter-governmental organizations.

PDOP's collections consist of 320,000 Japanese books, 460,000 foreign books, 540,000 issues of Japanese journals, 910,000 issues of foreign journals and 1,780,000 microforms. All of them are readily available to Diet members, Diet staff and the general public. About 60,000 books and journals are placed on the open shelves for easy access.

 

For more information:

The pamphlet of the Parliamentary Documents and Official Publications Room (English / Japanese)

 

Our Collections

Materials PDOP holds are classified into four categories:

Japanese and foreign parliamentary documents

Japanese and foreign legal materials

Indices and basic materials of Japanese and foreign governments

Indices and basic materials of international organizations

Some Japanese materials are also available in English.

 

For more information:

 

Support to Japanese Studies

  • Collections on Japan
    Introducution to the principal legal materials, parliamentary documents, government publications in Japan.

 

Databases

Bibliographies on Laws and Regulations compiled by PDOP

Index Database to Japanese Laws, Regulations and Bills

This database contains information on the promulgation dates (dates of announcement in the Official Gazette), dates of amendment, dates of abolition, etc. of the laws, orders and ordinances issued since 1886. It also contains information on the bills introduced to the Imperial Diet (1890 to 1947) and the Diet (1947 to present).

Index Database to Laws and Regulations in early Meiji Japan

This database contains information on the laws, orders and ordinances promulgated in the period between 1867 and 1886.

 

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