ⓘ Tokyo 18th district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in western Tokyo and consists of the cities of Musashi ..

                                     

ⓘ Tokyo 18th district

Tokyo 18th district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in western Tokyo and consists of the cities of Musashino, Koganei and Fuchū. Until 2002, it included Mitaka instead of Fuchū. As of 2016, 436.338 eligible voters were registered in the district.

Until the electoral reform of 1994, this area was part of Tokyos 7th district, where four representatives elected by single non-transferable vote SNTV.

Since its inception in 2012, the district was presented by former Prime Minister and peoples Democratic party co-founder Naoto Kan. In the 2005 election it was the only electorate of the opposition can defend Tokyo against landslide for the ruling coalition Junichiro Koizumis. In 2003, the then Chairman of the Party Kan beat former labour Minister, Kunio Hatoyama, the younger brother of Democratic party leader Yukio Hatoyama by a margin of more than 50.000 votes.

For the 2009 elections, Masatada Tsuchiya was the candidate of the ruling LDP. Tsuchiya, who failed to unseat Kan in 2005 was the representative of the Tokyo proportional representation block, where he took second place in the list of LDP 2005. In 2009, he failed to secure re-election in the Tokyo block. Kahn was elected Chairman of the then ruling Democratic party in 2010 shortly before the 2010 House elections of councillors, but his Cabinet resigned after only 15 months. In 2012 House of representatives election, Kan lost to Tokyo 18th district in Masatada Tsuchiya more than 10.000 votes, took third place in the Democratic proportional list in Tokyo sekihairitsu 87.9%, he got the last of the three democratic seats in the Tokyo bloc of proportional over the basic principles in the work Kaieda and Jin Matsubara.

Kahn joined the Constitutional Democratic party of Japan before the elections in 2017 and regained the place. Tsuchiya has lost his place even with his high sekihairitsu as he ran not for the proportional block.