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The National Diet Building (国会議事堂,   Kokkai-gijidō?) is the center of the Japanese Government in Tokyo, and is where the country's parliament meets. Due to its importance in the country's affairs and landmark status, it appears in many different kaiju films.

History

Showa Series

Godzilla

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Godzilla destroys the Diet Building in Godzilla (1954)

After the residents of Odo Island and an expedition force led by Kyohei Yamane find Godzilla after he rises behind the island's hill, some of the residents and the expedition force return to Japan and tell the government what they had found from within the Diet Building. It is here where Yamane provides his theory as to how Godzilla came to exist. Later, during Godzilla's attack on Tokyo, he travels towards the Diet Building, and walks straight through the west wing, tearing large parts of the building down as he moves through it.

The Mysterians

After Moguera's rampage was stopped, Japan's leaders met at the Diet Building to discuss the recent attacks. There, they concluded that the earthquake that destroyed a village near Mount Fuji was likely deliberate, and carried out by the same force that built Moguera. The J.S.D.F. immediately deployed to the Mt. Fuji area to investigate the force behind the attacks.

King Kong vs. Godzilla

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King Kong stands atop the Diet Building in King Kong vs. Godzilla

After menacing Tokyo, King Kong arrives at the Diet Building and climbs it, somehow not breaking the building in the process. The J.S.D.F. roll in, and prepare to fire at the Giant Ape, but relent after it is discovered that Kong is holding Fumiko in his right hand. It is then that they decide to fire rockets containing Soma juice into the air while playing recordings of the Farou Island natives. King Kong falls asleep, freeing Fumiko and allowing the J.S.D.F. to take him to Godzilla via a series of balloons and a pair of Sikorsky H-19 Helicopters.

Heisei Series

Godzilla vs. Mothra

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Mothra flies out of her cocoon on the Diet Building in Godzilla vs. Mothra

After arriving in Tokyo to rescue the Cosmos, Mothra was attacked by the J.S.D.F., who bombarded her with artillery. After seeing that the Cosmos were safe, Mothra crawled to the Diet Building and began to create her cocoon. Hours later, the military and large crowds of onlookers had gathered around the building, and the Cosmos were allowed to go free. The Cosmos then sang to Mothra's cocoon, and Mothra emerged in her adult form. She then flew to Yokohama to battle Battra.

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

Godzilla is seen doing his atomic pulse next to the national diet building

Millennium Series

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

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Godzilla approaches the original Diet Building in 1954 in Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

After Godzilla attacked and destroyed Tokyo in 1954, the Japanese capital was moved to Osaka, and a new National Diet Building was constructed there.

Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

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Kiryu tackles Godzilla into the Diet Building in Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

During their climactic battle in Tokyo, Godzilla and Kiryu smashed through the Diet Building, destroying it.

Video Games

Super Godzilla

The Diet Building appears during the game's final boss battle against Bagan, with the building being destroyed when Bagan's cocoon explodes and reveals his monster form.

Godzilla: Kaiju Collection

The Diet Building appears as a destructible building in Godzilla: Kaiju Collection.

Godzilla: The Game

The Diet Building appears as a destructible building in some stages of Godzilla: The Game.

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Godzilla

King Kong vs. Godzilla

Godzilla vs. Mothra

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