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Article 46. The term of office of members of the House of Councillors shall be six years, and election for half the members shall take place every three years. Article 47. Electoral districts, method of voting and other matters pertaining to the method of election of members of both Houses shall be fixed by law. Article 48. No person shall be permitted to be a member of both Houses simultaneously. Article 49. Members of both Houses shall receive appropriate annual payment from the national treasury in accordance with law.

When, however, such representations are not accepted, they cannot be made a second time during the same session. Article 41. The Imperial Diet shall be convoked every year. Article 42. A session of the Imperial Diet shall last during three months. In case of necessity, the duration of a session may be prolonged by the Imperial Order. Article 43. When urgent necessity arises, an extraordinary session may be convoked in addition to the ordinary one. (2) The duration of an extraordinary session shall be determined by Imperial Order.

The samurai found Zen Buddhism perfectly suited to their needs --- the need to die at anytime without any hesitation. Add info on the introduction of Buddhism to Japan and the various schools. Bukeyashiki aka “Samurai District'', the Bukeyashiki is an area in Kanazawa with old samurai houses from the Tokugawa Period. see also: Kanazawa City (pg. X), Tokugawa Shōgunate (pg. X), Bukko Kokushi aka Sogen Lived 1226 to 1286 Bukkyo see Buddhism on page XXX. Bummei Nengō: 1469--1486 Bumpō Nengō: 1317--1318.

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