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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Year of birth
1946

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Takako Suzuki (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Bunmei Ibuki (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
103 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
362 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
418 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
47 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0 See historical data for this field.
21-30
0 See historical data for this field.
31-40
39 See historical data for this field.
41-45
64 See historical data for this field.
46-50
62 See historical data for this field.
51-60
158 See historical data for this field.
61-70
116 See historical data for this field.
71-80
26 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0 See historical data for this field.
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 39 64 62 158 116 26 0 0
Total <= 45: 103 Total >= 46: 362
Male 0 0 32 57 57 138 108 26 0 0 418
Female 0 0 7 7 5 20 8 0 0 0 47
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger8.39%6.88%1.51%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger22.15%19.14%3.01%
Elections > Election system

Eligibility and voting

Minimum age of eligibility The minimum age to become a member of parliament, or to run in parliamentary elections, may be different for each chamber in bicameral parliaments. The age of eligibility is sometimes higher than the minimum age for voting.
Minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections What is the minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections?