ⓘ Tokyo city district was a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Imperial Diet of Japan. Between 1902 and 1917 it elected eleven representatives by ..

                                     

ⓘ Tokyo city district

Tokyo city district was a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Imperial Diet of Japan. Between 1902 and 1917 it elected eleven representatives by single non-transferable vote. It was located in Tokyo and consisted of Tokyo City. Tokyo city often elected Kenseitō, Kokumintō, Dōshikai and independent politicians while few Seiyūkai politicians managed to be elected among the top five. Exceptions were Hatoyama Kazuo and his son Ichirō who in 1917 managed to achieve top tōsen, i.e. be elected with the highest vote. Other prominent representatives from the city of Tokyo include economist Taguchi Ukichi, Bukichi Miki, Kenseikai secretary-general in the 1920s and co-founder of Hatoyamas postwar Japan Democratic Party in 1954, and Tanomogi Keikichi, Minister of Communication in the 1930s and mayor of Tokyo.

In 1900 the change in the electoral law led the transition to the SNTV multi-member districts, the introduction of the secret ballot and reducing the demands on the census for voting. With a return to single-seat constituencies in the election of 1920, in the area of the chambers was divided into 11 electoral districts.