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Gov’t to submit 64 bills to regular Diet session

  • January 19, 2018
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

The government announced at the meetings of directors of the Committees on Rules and Administration of both houses of the Diet on Jan. 18 that it plans to submit 64 bills to the regular Diet session convening on Jan. 22. The Diet will deliberate a host of key legislation, including bills relating to work-style reform to reduce long working hours and amendments to the Health Promotion Law to toughen measures dealing with passive smoking. Bills on the operation of integrated resorts (IR) with casinos and amendments to the Civil Code to lower the age of majority from 20 to 18 will also be submitted.


In this connection, directors of the House of Councillors Committee on Rules and Administration decided at the meeting on Jan. 18 that the four government policy speeches, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy speech, will be delivered at the Upper House on Jan. 22, with representative interpellations by the political parties scheduled for Jan. 25-26. On the other hand, representative interpellations in the House of Representatives will take place on Jan. 24-25.


Major bills to be submitted to the Diet



Main points

Bills relating to work-style reform

Setting a ceiling for overtime work to reduce long working hours

Amendments to Health Promotion Law

Tougher measures to deal with passive smoking

Implementing laws for IRs

Allowing the operation of IRs with casinos and setting business procedures and regulations

Amendments to the Civil Code

Lowering age of majority from 20 to 18



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