ⓘ Kagoshima 3rd district is a single-member constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Western Kagoshima and consists of ..

                                     

ⓘ Kagoshima 3rd district

Kagoshima 3rd district is a single-member constituency of the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan. It is located in Western Kagoshima and consists of the cities of Satsumasendai, Makurazaki, Ichikikushikino, Hioki, Minamisatsuma, Minamikyūshū, the former towns of Kōriyama and Matsumoto in the current city of Kagoshima and the town of Satsuma in Satsuma county. As of 2009, 265.049 eligible voters were registered in the district.

Until the electoral reform of 1994, the territory was divided between multi-member district Kagoshima 1, which elected four representatives of one non-transferable votes and Kagoshima 2 with three representatives.

After creation, the new 3rd quarter was originally a solid "conservative Kingdom", a safe place for the liberal democratic party. The first representative of the faction Tadahiro Matsushita Obuchi, the pre-reform 2nd quarter followed by the Mitsuzuka faction by Kazuaki Miyaji, pre-reform: 1st quarter of 2000. Matsushita was the representative of the Kyushu proportional representation bloc. In the "state diet" in 2005, he was a postal privatization rebels and tried to return to Kagoshima 3rd district as an independent in the subsequent early elections, but lost to Miyagi. After initially announcing his retirement from politics, Matsushita returned in 2009 as a candidate for the new party the peoples democratic support and won the district from Miyagi. After Matsushitas suicides in 2012, Miyagi won the resulting by-elections against the candidate of the authorities Takeshi Noma. In total, the house of representatives election less than three months, Miyaji lost the district of Nome.