Tokyo 8th district

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Tokyo 8th District
Parliamentary constituency
for the Japanese House of Representatives
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Numbered map of inner Tokyo single-member districts
Prefecture Tokyo
Proportional District Tokyo
Current constituency
Created1994
SeatsOne
Party CDP
Representative Harumi Yoshida
Created from Tokyo 4th district
Wards Most of Suginami

Tokyo 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.

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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 Tokyo 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 representatives

RepresentativePartyDatesNotes
Nobuteru Ishihara LDP 1996–2021
Harumi Yoshida CDP 2021–present

Election results

2021 [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
CDP Harumi Yoshida (endorsed by Reiwa and SDP 137,34148.45Increase2.svg18.49
Liberal Democratic Nobuteru Ishihara (endorsed by Kōmeitō)105,38137,17Decrease2.svg2.05
Innovation Keiji Kasatani40,76314.38
Majority11.28
Turnout 61.03Increase2.svg5.61
CDP gain from Liberal Democratic Swing 10.27
2017 [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democratic Nobuteru Ishihara (endorsed by Kōmeitō)99,86339.22Decrease2.svg8.34
CDP Harumi Yoshida76,28329.96
Kibō no Tō Takatane Kiuchi41,17516.17
Communist Fumiko Osanai22,3998.80
Independent Yoriko Madoka 11,9974.71
2014 [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democratic Nobuteru Ishihara (endorsed by Kōmeitō)116,19347.56
Democratic Yoriko Madoka (endorsed by PLP)73,34830.02
Communist Shingo Sawada37,78815.47
Independent Tatsuo Suzuki16,9816.95
2012 [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democratic Nobuteru Ishihara (endorsed by Kōmeitō)132,52146.9
Independent Tarō Yamamoto (endorsed by SDP, TPJ)71,02825.2
Democratic Yoriko Madoka 54,88119.4
Communist Masatake Jōho23,9618.5
2009 [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democratic Nobuteru Ishihara (endorsed by Kōmeitō)147,51449.9
Social Democratic Nobuto Hosaka (endorsed by DPJ, PNP)116,72339.5
Communist Shunji Sawada24,9658.5
Happiness Realization Seiichi Ueta6,1322.1
Turnout 301,92865.5
2005 [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democratic Nobuteru Ishihara 161,96657.3
Democratic Morio Suzuki 94,07433.3
Communist Shunji Sawada26,8199.5
Turnout 288,84064.61
2003 [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democratic Nobuteru Ishihara (endorsed by NCP)136,42955.0
Democratic Morio Suzuki 78,00731.4
Communist Shunji Sawada17,5727.1
Social Democratic Akiko Sugiyama16,1566.5
Turnout 254,31457.39
2000 [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democratic Nobuteru Ishihara (endorsed by NCP)105,77943.7
Democratic Mitsuyo Katayama77,13231.8
Communist Kazuko Yamazaki36,54615.1
Independent Hidenori Hasegawa22,7999.4
1996 [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democratic Nobuteru Ishihara 74,85632.7
New Frontier Hiroshi Yamada 67,67029.5
Communist Kazuyoshi Hatta40,67717.8
Democratic Seijun Murata37,59816.4
Independent Takeshi Tsuji8,3243.6
Turnout 234,86955.64

The 8th district is featured in the fifth season of the anime Aggretsuko , with the main character Retsuko running for election to the district for the Rage Party against her boyfriend Haida's brother Jiro to succeed his father Juzo.

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