Tokyo 1st district

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Tokyo 1st district (東京都第1区, Tōkyō-to dai-ikku or 東京1区, Tōkyō ikku) is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan (national legislature). It is located in eastern mainland Tokyo and covers central parts of the former city of Tokyo. The district consists of the wards of Chiyoda, Minato and Shinjuku. As of 2012, 479,891 eligible voters were registered in the district.[1]

Before the electoral reform of 1994, the area had been part of Tokyo 1st district where three Representatives had been elected by single non-transferable vote. The two main candidates contesting the 1st district until 2009, Banri Kaieda (DPJ, Hatoyama group) and Kaoru Yosano (formerly LDP, without faction), had represented the old multi-member 1st district of Tokyo. In 2012, Yosano retired, and LDP newcomer Miki Yamada narrowly beat Kaieda who was re-elected to a proportional seat leading the Democratic list in Tokyo with a sekihairitsu of 98.6%.[2]

List of Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Notes
Kaoru Yosano LDP 1996–2000 failed reelection in the Tokyo PR block
Banri Kaieda DPJ 2000–2005 failed reelection in the Tokyo PR block
Kaoru Yosano LDP 2005–2009 reelected in the Tokyo PR block
Banri Kaieda DPJ 2009–2012 re-elected in the Tokyo block
Miki Yamada LDP 2012 – Incumbent

Election results[edit]

2012[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LDP (NK) Miki Yamada 82,013 29.3
DPJ (PNP) Banri Kaieda (elected by PR) 80,879 28.9
JRP Yoshitaka Katō 48,083 17.2
YP Tarō Kosai 31,554 11.3
JCP Naoki Tomita 18,763 6.7
TPJ (NPD) Tetsuo Nozawa 14,875 5.3
HRP Nozomi Itō 1,999 0.7
WECP Mitsuo Matayoshi 1,011 0.4
Independent Noriaki Kameyama 614 0.2
2009[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DPJ (PNP support) Banri Kaieda 141,742
LDP (Kōmeitō support) Kaoru Yosano (elected by PR) 130,030
JCP Naoki Tomita 19,288
HRP Junko Tanaka 2,718
Independent Tetsuo Nozawa 1,418
Independent Takekuni Kurosawa 1,300
Smile Party Mac Akasaka (Makoto Tonami) 987
World Economic Community Party Jesus Matayoshi (Mitsuo Matayoshi) 718
Independent Yoshinobu Maeda 652
Turnout 303,595 65.58
2005[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LDP Kaoru Yosano 149,894
DPJ Banri Kaieda 101,396
JCP Yasunobu Horie 21,794
World Economic Community Party Mitsuo Matayoshi 1,557
Turnout 278,974 65.25
2003[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DPJ Banri Kaieda 105,222
LDP Kaoru Yosano (elected by PR) 103,785
JCP Fuminori Satō 20,640
Independent Makiko Hamada 5,572
World Economic Community Party Mitsuo Matayoshi 698
Turnout 241,201 58.32
2000[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DPJ Banri Kaieda 93,173
LDP Kaoru Yosano 90,540
JCP Junko Ōtsuka 36,525
LL Yūsaku Hino 3,118
Independent Jin Marukawa 2,492
1996[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LDP Kaoru Yosano 82,098
DPJ Banri Kaieda (elected by PR) 63,661
JCP Junko Ōtsuka 36,308
NFP Taizō Shibano 27,424
Turnout 215,312 55.99

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