The right to vote and the right to stand for election are fundamental rights of the Japanese people, and the result of the election greatly influences the political trends of the country and local governments.
This webpage introduces websites which enable users to search election results. Most of them are Japanese websites, except for that of the IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union).
For an overview of Japanese electoral system, please refer to the following webpages: Naruhodo！Senkyo, Voting rights and rights to stand for election, Senkyo no shurui (Types of election) by The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and Japanese Election System by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Election Administration Commission.
1. National election
- Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications "Election, political fund-election related document"
Users can see the last several preliminary results of general elections of members of the House of Representatives, retention referenda of Supreme Court justices and the House of Councillors regular elections. Users can check candidate status, results of voting and counting, voting status by age, etc. for each election. Users can also check the voting results of retention referenda for the justices of the Supreme Court.
- Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications The Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan (e-Stat)
Users can see the last several confirmed results of general elections of members of the House of Representatives, retention referenda Supreme Court justices and results of the House of Councillors regular elections, in PDF format. The website contains more detailed statistical items than the above-mentioned preliminary results.
- IPU（Inter-Parliamentary Union）Parline
Users can see the results of the national elections（the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors).
- Japan Statistical Yearbook published by Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
This statistical yearbook is published every year. In the chapter "Government Employees and Elections", users can see statistics on recent elections.
- Historical Statistics of Japan published by Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Users can see long-term statistics on the elections from the pre-war period to recent years in "Chapter 27 Government Employees and Elections".
- "Tohyoritsu iroiro" of The Association for Promoting Fair Elections
Users can see the trends of the voter turnouts of recent national elections.
- Gender statistics database published by The National Women's Education Center of Japan (NWEC)
In the category of "Decision-making", users can see the number of female candidates and women elected as Diet members, as well as changes in the gender ratio.
- Material collection published by House of Councillors
Users can refer to the list of regular elections, the list of elected members by gender for each election, the transition of the House of Councillors election system, etc. in the item "Member of the House of Councillors / Elections".
2. Local election
The results of local elections may be posted on local government websites.
- Election related materials published by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Users can see recent "local election results" (results of unified local elections), prefectural governor election results, designated city mayoral election results, and the number of registered electorate, etc.
- Results of the latest prefectural governor election published by National Election Administration Committee
Users can see the voting and counting results of governor elections in each prefecture.
In addition, users can see election results in the websites of each prefecture's electoral administration committee through the list of 47 prefecture electoral administration committees.
- "Tohyoritsu iroiro" of The Association For Promoting Fair Elections
Users can see the trends of the voter turnouts of major local elections.