Japanese lawmakers declared Wednesday they want to move the national parliament building and related legislative offices away from Tokyo to relieve congestion in the capital city.

The non-binding resolution was adopted in both houses of the Diet, Japan's parliament, by voice vote.The measure did not specify where the Diet should be moved or stipulate a deadline for moving.

Most analysts do not expect any decision to be made for years to come in part because of the difficulty of selecting a site that would be politically acceptable.

Japan has debated moving various government offices from Tokyo since the 1960s, but the government remains concentrated in the capital.