Nov 28, 2013

Court voids Okayama poll result

The Hiroshima High Court rules that the outcome of the July Upper House election in Okayama Prefecture should be invalidated due to an unconstitutional disparity in the value of votes between constituencies.

Nov 28, 2013

Court voids election in western Japan on vote disparity

The Hiroshima High Court ruled Thursday that the outcome of the July Upper House election in Okayama Prefecture should be invalidated due to an unconstitutional disparity in the weight of votes. The decision by the court’s Okayama branch is the first among 14 similar ...

Nov 20, 2013

Top court balks at voiding 2012 poll

by Tomohiro Osaki

The Supreme Court declares that the 2012 Lower House general election was “in a state of unconstitutionality” due to the large disparity in vote value among constituencies, but declines to nullify its outcome.

Apr 24, 2013

Lower House passes vote disparity bill

by Ayako Mie

The Lower House passed a bill Tuesday that would cut five of its 300 districts amid mounting pressure to rectify vote-value disparities that have plagued national elections. Most recently, the December general election has been ruled unconstitutional by several high courts due to disparities ...