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The building has accomplished the symmetrical form. Toward the front, the House of Representatives is stationed on left-hand side, and the House of Councilors is stationed on right-hand side. The present Diet Building was completed in 1936. The Diet Building is steel-framed-reinforced-concrete structure. Most except a central tower will be 3 stories above ground, and the number of central towers will be four, and they will be 9 stories if it includes to the penthouse topmost part. The exterior is the blocks building using three kinds of granites, and 33 kinds of marble is used for interior. The Constitution of Japan was enacted at the postwar years, and when the Parliament which changes to the Imperial Diet was regarded as the highest organ of state power, the Diet Building became an institution which symbolizes the authority. A Parliament and political party-related institution stands in a row around the circumference of the present Diet Building, and it serves as a center of politics of Japan.

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