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Local and Regional Elections: Tokyo, Japan, 1963 (ICPSR 7073)

Principal Investigator(s): Office of the Prime Minister, Tokyo, Japan


This study was conducted in Japan in 1963 with respondents from the metropolitan Tokyo area, the five largest cities in Japan, other smaller cities, and Japanese towns and villages. The study investigated Japanese awareness of four different types of recently held elections: gubernatorial, prefectural assembly, mayoral, and city (ward, town, or village) assembly. Respondents' voting patterns were ascertained, as well as factors that had influenced their votes. Further questions probed awareness of the election campaigns through official campaign bulletins, speeches, radio and television broadcasts, and newspaper advertisements. Respondents' knowledge of the candidates for whom they had voted was also explored. A final section of the study posed questions about politics in general, including respondents' awareness of bribery, collusion, or violation of election laws, and their opinions of the trend toward party-affiliated, rather than independent, candidates in local politics. Demographic data include respondents' occupations.

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Study Description


Office of the Prime Minister, Tokyo, Japan. Local and Regional Elections: Tokyo, Japan, 1963. ICPSR07073-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-11-22. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07073.v3

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07073.v3

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    candidates, elections, local elections, local politics, mass media, political awareness, political campaigns, political corruption, politics, voter history, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    Global, Japan, Tokyo

Time Period:   

  • 1963

Date of Collection:   

  • 1963

Universe:    Voting population of Japan.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview

Data Source:

personal interviews

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-19

Version History:

  • 2010-11-22 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
  • 2009-11-30 Codebook has been updated.



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