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Many key bills will not be taken up at special Diet session

  • November 2, 2017
  • , Asahi , p. 39
  • JMH Translation

A special Diet session convened on Nov. 1. This session will last until Dec. 9, longer than originally planned by the ruling parties. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to be asked again to give explanations on the Moritomo Gakuen and Kake Gakuen issues. However, several bills that were not deliberated by the Diet due to the dissolution of the House of Representatives at the beginning of the last extraordinary Diet session, such as the bills relating to work-style reform, have not been submitted to this special session, so there will be no opportunity to hold in-depth discussions on them.

 

Major bills to be carried over to the next Diet session

 

Bills related to work-style reform

2017

Jan.-June

Regular Diet session

 

Sept. 15

Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare judged that the outline of the bills is “basically appropriate”

Sept. 28

Extraordinary Diet session

Lower House dissolution

Nov.-Dec.

Special Diet session

No prospect for bills to be submitted

2019

April

Target date for implementation; delays possible

Amendments to Health Promotion Law to tighten regulations on passive smoking

2019

By summer

Tokyo government aims to implement ordinance

 

Sept.

May not be ready for the Rugby World Cup

Implementing laws for the operation of integrated resorts (IR) with casinos

2016

Dec.

IR promotion law enacted

2017

By Dec.

Legislation of implementing laws required

 

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