ⓘ Tokyo 7th district, 1947–93. Tokyo 7th district was a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. Between 1947 and 1993 it elected five, ..

                                     

ⓘ Tokyo 7th district (1947–93)

Tokyo 7th district was a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. Between 1947 and 1993 it elected five, later four representatives by single non-transferable vote. It initially consisted of mainland Western Tokyo as a whole, namely the cities of Hachiōji and Tachikawa and the Nishitama, Minamitama and Kitatama districts of Tokyo.

In the elections of 1976, the Western part was separated to form the new 11th district. As of 1993, the 7th district consisted of the city of Yokohama, Kyoto, Kobe, Kawasaki, Koganei, Kodaira, of Higashimurayama, Kokubunji, Kunitachi, tanashi shipping, Hōya, in higashiyamato, Kiyose, Higashikurume and Musashimurayama. After boundary changes, the ruling liberal democratic party the LDP was never able to have more than one of their candidates elected as a center-left parties dominated the vote. In the elections of 1986, the LDP stopped nominating two candidates and Kiyoshi Ozawa subsequent Minister in a coalition with the Socialist party became the only party candidate in Tokyos 7th district.

Since the electoral reform of 1994 the area is distributed over several single-member districts. The four last representatives in Tokyo 7 all ran again in the 1996 elections, the first under the new system: Naoto Kan won the 18th district, Yuriko it the 20th arrondissement, Kiyoshi Ozawa ran, but lost the 21st district Democrat Jōji Yamamoto, and Kōichirō Watanabe managed to win the 19th district against democratic newcomer, Yoshinori Suematsu.