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Japanese general election, 1904

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Japanese general election, 1904

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General elections were held in Japan on 1 March 1904.[1] The Rikken Seiyūkai party remained the largest in the House of Representatives, winning 133 of the 379 seats.

Electoral system

The 379 members of the House of Representatives were elected in 51 multi-member constituencies based on prefectures and cities. Voting was restricted to men aged over 25 who paid at least 10 yen a year in direct taxation.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Rikken Seiyūkai 217,691 33.5 133 –42
Kensei Hontō 170,319 26.2 90 +5
Kushin Club 55,709 8.6 39 New
Jiyu Club 31,772 4.9 25 New
Mumei Club 31,197 4.8 18 New
Teikokutō 27,244 4.2 19 +2
Others 116,419 17.9 55 0
Invalid/blank votes 5,777
Total 656,128 100 379 +3
Registered voters/turnout 762,445 86.1
Source: Mackie & Rose, Voice Japan


  1. ^ Thomas T Mackie & Richard Rose (1991) The International Almanac of Electoral History, Macmillan, p281
  2. ^ Mackie & Rose, p276
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