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We make some case studies of the first universal suffrage for the Hyogo prefectural assembly in 1927 (Showa2). Especially, we describe circumstances in the Eastern Harima region in details. As criticised as “a strictly limited and silent election”, this election was a false universal suffrage without a popular election campaign. Howevwer, it is remarkable that Chouzou Yukimasa, a candidate of Japan Labor and Farmer Party (JLFP) in Kako district, won a seat at the head of the poll. It was the climax of the democratic movement in this region. Furthermore, it is also remarkable that Jituzou Furuya, a candidate of Labor and Farmer Party (LFP) in Kasai district, got so close to the candidate of Minsei Party as to get 38% of votes.