The World - The World's Richest Diet The Japanese...

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The World's Richest Diet The Japanese legislature, the Kokkai , is called The Diet of Japan in English. Via the fact that Japan is the third wealthiest country in raw GDP terms and a bit of word play, we get this title. Rule of Funny means that we can ignore the fact per capita it's 22nd, behind Singapore and two other countries (Germany and Sweden) ruled by "Diets" (the word is Germanic in origin; it's pronounced 'deet' or 'dyeht'). The odd translation ("National Assembly" would work just as well) is on account of the fact that the Meiji Constitution was based on the Imperial German one, in which the name of the legislature ( Reichstag ) translates to "Imperial Diet." It has two chambers: House of Representatives- lower chamber. 480 members, 300 by FPTP (first-past-the- post, the candidate with the most vote wins, a 50% majority is not required), 180 via party list PR (proportional representation, the votes vote for a party, and the seat in the legislature are assigned to each party depending to the percentage of votes it got). Maximum four year terms.
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