How to use the House of Representatives internet TV service

Videos are in Japanese only

  1. Recommended system requirements to view House proceedings:

    OS: Windows 10 or above
    Browser: Edge 42 or above

    OS: Mac OS X v10 or above
    Browser: Safari 11 or above

    OS: Android 6 or above
    Browser: Chrome 56 or above

    OS: iOS 10 or above
    Browser: Safari 10 or above

    Browser settings:
    • Enable JavaScript
    • Accept cookies

    * Depending on your device, you may not be able to watch the videos properly. Please also note that you may become unable to watch them when manufacturers end their support for the versions listed above.
  2. Video player controls for personal computers or Android devices
    • You can change the playback speed of the video by opening the Settings at the bottom right corner of the screen and clicking the Speed button.
    • You can fast-forward or rewind the video by 10 seconds each time you click one of the two icons on either side of the Play/Pause button.
    • When you are watching the proceedings live, you can rewind the footage by up to 10 minutes by dragging the seek bar at the bottom of the screen. Within those 10 minutes, you can also change the playback speed of the footage, and fast-forward and rewind by 10 seconds per click.
Today's Proceedings
  1. On this page, House floor proceedings can be viewed live. The 'names of scheduled meetings' and their 'opening times' are displayed.
  2. When you click on the [ Programs in progress ] icon at the left of the 'name of meeting',then you can view the program of proceedings you have selected.
  3. Online service, in principle, starts 10 minutes before the scheduled opening time of a meeting, and finishes two minutes after the adjournment. When a scheduled meeting is cancelled, the [ Meetings cancelled ] icon will be displayed.
Tomorrow's Schedule
  1. The schedule for tomorrow's programs can be viewed here.
  2. Scheduled programs displayed are subject to change.
Video Library
  1. On this page, past transmissions of House proceedings can be viewed.
  2. The Video Library generally carries meetings from the day they are broadcast live.
  3. A meeting can be selected by 'Search meetings in calendar.' Click on a date in the calendar.
  4. A meeting can also be selected by 'Search meetings by data selection.' Select date (day, month, and year) and/or meeting from the pull-down menu, and click on the 'Search' button.
  5. In case of Search by date, please note that entering a date in the first line without another date in the second line will display meetings on that day only just like entering a date in the first line and the same date in the second line.
  6. To search by name of meeting, select it from the pull-down menu.
  7. When you click on the 'Search' button after inputting search terms, a list of search results will be displayed.
Tomorrow's Schedule
  1. You can view videos of past House proceedings from January 1991 through December 2009. Please note that some footage of those proceedings held prior to August 2001 may not be available. Before August 2001, not all the committee rooms had equipment for broadcasting installed.
  2. Footage has poor image quality as it was restored from older videos.
  3. If you are using a personal computer or an Android device, you can change the playback speed of the videos in the Video Archives, and fast-forward and rewind them 10 seconds per click, as you can in the Video Library.
  4. When you click the Video Archives button, it will show a list of the years when the Diet sessions were held.
  5. Click the year when the House proceedings you want to watch were held. A list of the names of meetings will appear. The names will be shown in the order of the date they took place.
  6. Select the name of the proceedings you want to watch and click the Play button to start the video.
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