ⓘ Niigata 5th 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 the ..

                                     

ⓘ Niigata 5th district

Niigata 5th 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 the central, Chūetsu region of Niigata and covers parts of Nagaoka City, the cities of Ojiya, Uonuma, Minami-Uonuma as well as the former Minami-Uonuma County that, as of 2012, only has one remaining municipality: Yuzawa Town. As of September 2012, 282.904 voters were registered in Niigata 5th district, giving its voters above average vote weight.

Before the reform of the electoral system in the area was formed part of the five members in Niigata 3rd district former liberal democratic party the LDP President, Prime Minister, the leader of the "shadow shogun" Kakuei Tanaka and his daughter, Makiko Tanaka, which became science and technology Minister Murayama Cabinet in 1994. In second place was the representative from the 3rd district in the last pre-reform election of 1993 was the former Takeshita faction of the liberal Democrat Yukio Hoshino, who joined the rebellious party updates Japan in 1993 no-confidence vote against the Prime Minister, the LDP Kiichi of Miyazawa. After the reform, Hoshino disputed the new single-member 5th district against Tanaka on the new frontier party, but lost to Tanaka. Tanaka became foreign Minister in the Koizumi Cabinet, but was dismissed in 2002, the same year the scandal around the budget of salaries for members of the secretaries who were allegedly engaged and already paid Echigo Kōtsū "Echigo" transport, Tanaka a family company, led eventually to her resignation. Hoshino won the resulting by-elections as an independent and joined the LDP then. But in the General elections of 2003, Tanaka took the 5th district back to a clear margin and had held the seat since. She joined the democratic parliamentary party group DPJ in 2003 and the Democratic party in front of the house 2009 the election of representatives. Tanaka was appointed Minister for the third time in the DPJ-Led Noda Cabinet in 2012.

In the House of representatives 2012 election, Tanaka lost the district – 65 years after her father was first elected to represent the Niigata Prefecture in the lower house. Only her husband Naokis maiden name: Suzuki Tanaka continued food traditions as a member of the house of councilors from Niigata to 2016.