ⓘ Okayama 4th district is a single-member electoral district for the House of Representatives, the lower house of the national Diet of Japan. It is located in cen ..

                                     

ⓘ Okayama 4th district

Okayama 4th district is a single-member electoral district for the House of Representatives, the lower house of the national Diet of Japan. It is located in central coastal Okayama and covers the majority of the city of Kurashiki and the county of Tsukubo that has only one remaining municipality: Hayashima town. As of September 2012, 367.702 eligible voters were registered in the district, giving it slightly below average vote weight.

The first representative of Okayama in the 4th quarter was a liberal Democrat Ryūtarō Hashimoto, who represented five members of the 2nd block to electoral reform, as it Ryōgo father before him. Hashimoto, click on the scandal over political donations from the Japanese Federation of dentists in 2004 and retired from politics at the General election of 2005. His son Gaku was trying to "inherit" the place, but lost to Democrat Michiyoshi Yunoki by a margin of about 6.000 votes. Hashimoto got a place in the Chugoku block of proportional representation. In his second attempt in the General election of 2009 he lost Yunoki even wider margin sekihairitsu 72.4, and also failed to win a proportional seat. In his third attempt in the landslide 2012 election, Hashimoto won the district.