ⓘ Hiroshima 7th district or simply Hiroshima nana-ku is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Hiroshima and consis ..

                                     

ⓘ Hiroshima 7th district

Hiroshima 7th district or simply Hiroshima nana-ku) is a constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Hiroshima and consists of the city of Fukuyama. As of 2012, 377.672 eligible voters were registered in the district.

Until the electoral reform of 1994, this area was part of the 3rd quarter of Hiroshima, where five representatives was elected in single transferable vote.

The first representative in single-member 7th district was the former Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi for the liberal democratic party. In 2000, it was followed Yoichi Miyazawa LDP, the son of the former Governor Naka Hiroshi Miyazawa, the nephew of Kiichi Miyazawa, the grandson of the representatives Yutaka Miyazawa and Kishida Masaki and great-grandson of the representative of the Ogawa Heikichi. In the landslide elections of 2009, when the LDP-Kōmeitō coalition lost the majority, Takashi WADA, husband of the former Minister of Finance Tatsuo Murayamas granddaughter, won the district against Miyazawa for the Democratic party. In the landslide election of 2012 when the DPJ-PNP coalition lost more than two thirds of its seats, liberal Democrat Fumiaki Kobayashi won the district.