ⓘ Tokyo 6th district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Tokyo, and consists of major parts of the City of Se ..

                                     

ⓘ Tokyo 6th district

Tokyo 6th district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Tokyo, and consists of major parts of the City of Setagaya, one of Tokyos 23 special wards. With 2.18 times as many voters as Tokushimas 1st district, it had the lowest electoral weight throughout Japan in the election of 2005. In 2007 the Supreme Court dismissed a claim that the election in this and other Tokyo districts was unconstitutional and thus invalid. As of September 2012, 486.353 eligible voters were registered in the district, giving them the third lowest electoral weight in the country.

Until the electoral reform of 1994, Setagaya was part of the Tokyo 3rd district, three members SNTV single non-transferable votes. Post-reform constituencies was used in the 1996 elections for the first time.

Since its establishment in the city district dominated by the opposition candidates until the landslide "postal privatization" election of 2005, when the candidate from the liberal democratic Takao Ochi was able to defeat democratic incumbent Yōko Komiyama by a very slim margin. Komiyama was reelected via the Tokyo proportional representation block and ran back to Tokyo 6th district for the 2009 elections. In 2012, Ochi received only less than a third of the votes, but won the district as the opposition to the LDP split. After the representative of the Democratic Kōki Ishii was stabbed to death in 2002, the right-wing activist, the elections took place on 27 April 2003.