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国会
the Diet

通常国会
ordinary Diet session
session: a formal meeting or series of meetings of an organization such as a parliament or a law court - CALD
The parliamentary session is due to end on May 27th. - CALD

臨時国会
extraordinary Diet session
extraordinary meeting: a meeting which takes place in addition to the usual ones - LDCE

特別国会
special Diet session
変則国会 abnormal Diet session (TREND)
延長国会 prolonged [extended] Diet session (TREND)

会期
session
a period of time used for a particular activity, especially by a group of people - LDCE

二院制
two-chamber [bicameral] system
chamber: one of the two parts of a parliament or of the US Congress. For example, in Britain the upper chamber is the House of Lords and the lower chamber is the House of Commons - LDCE
bicameral : a bicameral legislature (=part of the government that makes laws) consists of two parts, such as the Senate and the House of Representatives in the US Congress - LDCE

一院制 one-chamber [unicameral] system

衆議院
the House of Representatives, the Lower House
衆議院議員 member of the House of representatives, Representative

衆議院本会議
plenary session of the House of Representatives
plenary: describes a meeting at which all the members of a group or organization are present, especially at a conference - CALD
a plenary session of the UN Security Council - CALD

衆議院議長
the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Lower House Speaker

参議院
the House of Councilors, the Upper House
参議院議員 member of the House of Councilors, Councilor

参議院議長
the President of the House of Councilors, the Upper House President