Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Japan elections useful resources for academic research

The 47th general election of members of the House of Representatives of Japan was held on 14 December 2014. Here are some starting points for tracing information.

IFES has a basic description of the electoral system and information on registered voters and turnout.

For historic data try the IPU website.

The Wall Street Journal Japan Real Time blog has some news coverage and interviews with voters.

Basic English language news coverage from the BBC

Guardian newspaper

Japan Times


American Enterprise Institute coverage.

The Conversation analysis from UK academics.

NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation). coverage (Japanese)