Tokyo 8th district

Summary

Tōkyō 8th district (東京都第8区, Tōkyō-to dai-hachiku or simply 東京8区, Tōkyō-hachiku) is a single-member constituency of the House of Representatives in the national Diet of Japan. It is located in western part of former Tokyo City and is almost coterminous with Suginami Ward (a small area in the south-east is part of the Tokyo 7th district). The district was created in 1994 as part of an electoral reform effort in the Japanese House of Representatives, and was first implemented in the 1996 general election.

Tōkyō 8th District
Parliamentary constituency
for the Japanese House of Representatives
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Numbered map of single-member districts located in Tōkyō Metropolis's 23 wards
PrefectureTōkyō Metropolis
Proportional DistrictTōkyō
Electorate476,188 (2021)
Current constituency
Created1994
SeatsOne
PartyCDP
RepresentativeHarumi Yoshida
Created fromTōkyō's 4th "medium-sized" district
MunicipalitiesTōkyō's Suginami Ward

As of 2015, this district was home to 365,194 constituents.[1]

Before a series of electoral reforms in 1994, Suginami Ward had been part of Tōkyō 4th district, where five representatives had been elected by single non-transferable vote.

From the creation of the district until 2021, the only representative for the district was Nobuteru Ishihara, a former LDP secretary-general and Minister of the Environment who headed his own faction and is the son of Shintarō Ishihara former Governor of Tōkyō. Ishihara lost the seat to Harumi Yoshida, a university professor, in the 2021 elections. Tarō Yamamoto, leader of the Reiwa Shinsengumi, had announced he'd run in the district, but he bowed out and endorsed Yoshida.[2]

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Dates Notes
Nobuteru Ishihara LDP 1996–2021
Harumi Yoshida CDP 2021–present

Election resultsEdit

2021[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CDP Harumi Yoshida (endorsed by Reiwa and SDP 137,341 48.45  18.49
LDP Nobuteru Ishihara (endorsed by Kōmeitō) 105,381 37,17  2.05
Innovation Keiji Kasatani 40,763 14.38
Majority 11.28
Turnout 61.03  5.61
CDP gain from LDP Swing 10.27
2017[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LDP Nobuteru Ishihara (endorsed by Kōmeitō) 99,863 39.22  8.34
CDP Harumi Yoshida 76,283 29.96
Kibō no Tō Takatane Kiuchi 41,175 16.17
Communist Fumiko Osanai 22,399 8.80
Independent Yoriko Madoka 11,997 4.71
2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LDP Nobuteru Ishihara (endorsed by Kōmeitō) 116,193 47.56
Democratic Yoriko Madoka (endorsed by PLP) 73,348 30.02
Communist Shingo Sawada 37,788 15.47
Independent Tatsuo Suzuki 16,981 6.95
2012[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LDP Nobuteru Ishihara (endorsed by Kōmeitō) 132,521 46.9
Independent Tarō Yamamoto (endorsed by SDP, TPJ) 71,028 25.2
Democratic Yoriko Madoka 54,881 19.4
Communist Masatake Jōho 23,961 8.5
2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LDP Nobuteru Ishihara (endorsed by Kōmeitō) 147,514 49.9
Social Democratic Nobuto Hosaka (endorsed by DPJ, PNP) 116,723 39.5
Communist Shunji Sawada 24,965 8.5
Happiness Realization Seiichi Ueta 6,132 2.1
Turnout 301,928 65.5
2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LDP Nobuteru Ishihara 161,966 57.3
Democratic Morio Suzuki 94,074 33.3
Communist Shunji Sawada 26,819 9.5
Turnout 288,840 64.61
2003[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LDP Nobuteru Ishihara (endorsed by NCP) 136,429 55.0
Democratic Morio Suzuki 78,007 31.4
Communist Shunji Sawada 17,572 7.1
Social Democratic Akiko Sugiyama 16,156 6.5
Turnout 254,314 57.39
2000[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LDP Nobuteru Ishihara (endorsed by NCP) 105,779 43.7
Democratic Mitsuyo Katayama 77,132 31.8
Communist Kazuko Yamazaki 36,546 15.1
Independent Hidenori Hasegawa 22,799 9.4
1996[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
LDP Nobuteru Ishihara 74,856 32.7
New Frontier Hiroshi Yamada 67,670 29.5
Communist Kazuyoshi Hatta 40,677 17.8
Democratic Seijun Murata 37,598 16.4
Independent Takeshi Tsuji 8,324 3.6
Turnout 234,869 55.64

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC): [1] (in Japanese)
  2. ^ "山本太郎氏 衆院選、東京8区で出馬へ 石原伸晃元自民幹事長と対決 野党共闘の象徴目指す". Tokyo Shimbun (in Japanese). Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  3. ^ 開票速報 小選挙区:東京 - 2021衆議 (in Japanese). NHK. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  4. ^ 小選挙区:東京 - 開票速報 - 2017総選挙 (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Data Sets". Asahi Shimbun (in Japanese). Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  6. ^ 総選挙2012>開票結果 小選挙区 東京. Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese). Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  7. ^ 衆議院>第45回衆議院議員選挙>東京都>東京8区. JANJAN (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  8. ^ 衆議院>第44回衆議院議員選挙>東京都>東京8区. JANJAN (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  9. ^ 衆議院>第43回衆議院議員選挙>東京都>東京8区. JANJAN (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  10. ^ 衆議院>第42回衆議院議員選挙>東京都>東京8区. JANJAN (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  11. ^ 衆議院>第41回衆議院議員選挙>東京都>東京8区. JANJAN (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 September 2009.