(Jun 2021) With the COVID-19 pandemic, remote library services are becoming more and more important. In “Digital contents of the National Diet Library (Part 1)”, we introduced the Digital Exhibition of the National Diet Library and the Web Archiving Project (WARP). In Part 2, we would like to introduce databases on the minutes of the Diet, Japanese laws and regulations.
Full-text Database System for the Minutes of the Diet (only in Japanese)
One of the most important roles of the NDL is to link the Diet and the public by facilitating access to information provided by the Diet. This database contains both the full text and digital images of the minutes of all the plenary sessions and committee meetings held since the very first session of the Diet in 1947, courtesy of the House of Representatives and the House of Councilors. For older minutes, you can search and read since the first session from Minutes of the Imperial Diet (only in Japanese).
Index Database to Japanese Laws, Regulations and Bills (only in Japanese)
The NDL creates and maintains an index of Japanese laws, regulations and bills. Users can search and browse the index which includes the formulation or abolition of various laws, regulations and bills issued since February 1886. It also contains index information on the bills and draft treaties introduced in the Imperial Diet (1890 to 1947) and the Diet (1947 to present). For information on older laws, users can search and browse by using the Index Database to Laws and Regulations in Early Meiji Japan (only in Japanese).
National Diet Library Newsletter has the full information here.