ⓘ Tokushima 1st district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Tokushima Prefecture on the island of Shikoku, a ..

                                     

ⓘ Tokushima 1st district

Tokushima 1st district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Tokushima Prefecture on the island of Shikoku, and consists of the city of Tokushima and the village of Sanagōchi in the Myōdō District. The district is among the least populated electoral districts in Japan and in the election of 2005 its voters had the highest electoral weight throughout Japan. The most populous district Tokyo 6 had 2.18 times the number of voters in Tokushima 1. As of 2012, 214.535 eligible voters were registered in the district.

The district was created in the electoral reform of 1994. Previously, all of Tokushima, was formed one SNTV multi-member constituencies 5 members since 1947. The new area was used in the 1996 elections for the first time.

The current representative from the district is liberal Democrat Mamoru Fukuyama, a former six-term member and Chairman of the Tokushima prefectural Assembly and Secretary-General of the prefectural Federation of LDP. He defeated Democrat Yoshito Sengoku in 2012, representatives of the election almost 20.000 votes. Sengoku, the candidate of the Democratic party of Japan DPJ and its predecessor, the 1996 won district five times after its creation. Sengoku, a lawyer and a University of Tokyo dropout, previously represented Tokushima in the area between 1990 and 1993, the Socialist party of Japan.