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All the minutes of the Diet since the first parliamentary session in 1947 will be going on the Internet on noon Friday.

Lawmakers and secretaries have been able to read all Diet minutes from the first Diet session onward, but the general public has been limited to minutes since the 121st Diet session in 1991.

All minutes of plenary sittings from the first Diet session through to the ongoing 151st Diet session, as well as minutes of committee meetings, will be made public, the library announced Tuesday.

The minutes will be accessible through the Web sites of the National Diet Library, the House of Representatives and the House of Councilors. Searches will be made by using the name of the meeting or the name of the person speaking.

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