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

Published: Nov 22, 2010

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


Version V3

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.

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

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Voting population of Japan.

personal interviews

survey data

face-to-face interview



2009-11-30 Codebook has been updated.

2010-11-22 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

1984-06-19 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.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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