ⓘ Chiba 4th district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Western Chiba and covers the city of Funabashi. As o ..

                                     

ⓘ Chiba 4th district

Chiba 4th district is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Western Chiba and covers the city of Funabashi. As of 2016, 459.431 eligible voters were registered in the district. In the 2009 and 2012 general elections, the district has the lowest electoral weight throughout Japan at more than two times as many voters as the district with the highest electoral weight, Kōchi-3rd.

Before the electoral reform of 1994 Funabashi was part of the 1st quarter of Tokyo, where he was elected one non-transferable votes of four delegates.

Former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda was presented the 4th quarter Chiba since 2000, after first losing it as a candidate for the new frontier party by 105 votes against the liberal Tanaka Shōichi a Democrat in 1996. On the background of the LDP landslide in 2012 that returned them to power, then-Prime Minister Noda became DPJ rare politician who actually increased their share of the vote in his constituency.