The history of the prefectural assembly
The legal system for elected prefectural assemblies in Japan was created in 1878 with the adoption of the Regulations for Prefectural Assemblies.
In Fukuoka Prefecture, 56 delegates in 19 districts were chosen in a general election throughout the prefecture in October 1878. The first meeting of the assembly was held in March 1879.
The Local Government Act, which was enacted in April 1947, created regional assemblies for establishing local government by the residents of an area based on the principles of local self-rule.
The first prefectural assembly election in the postwar period was held in April 1947. A total of 73 delegates were chosen. Since then, elections have been held every four years, and at present the assembly has 88 members.