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Japanese general election, 1915

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Japanese general election, 1915

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General elections were held in Japan on 25 March 1915.[1] The Rikken Dōshikai party emerged as the largest party in the House of Representatives, winning 153 of the 381 seats.

Electoral system

The 381 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 Dōshikai 523,228 36.9 153 New
Rikken Seiyūkai 446,934 31.5 108 –101
Rikken Kokumintō 106,445 7.5 27 –68
Chuseikai 101,970 7.2 33 New
Ōkuma Shigenobu supporters 55,684 3.9 12 New
Others 182,814 12.9 48 +2
Invalid/blank votes 7,570
Total 1,424,645 100 381 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,546,411
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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