The House of Councilors election is scheduled to be held in July. The Japanese Diet runs on a parliamentary system, with the House of Councilors functioning as its Upper House. The House of Councilors is there to check over proposals that have been approved by the House of Representatives. Congress is supposed to be composed of wise people who are required to exercise fair judgment regardless of their political affiliations. However, political parties are actually apt to select well-known candidates such as entertainers, athletes, and TV personalities. This time it has been rumored for quite a while that the House of Representatives election will be held on the same day as the election for the House of Councilors. The dissolution of the House of Representatives is decided by the Prime Minister and the will of the cabinet reflects this.
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