ⓘ Yamanashi 1st district is a single-member electoral district for the House of Representatives, the lower house of the National Diet of Japan. It covers Northern ..

                                     

ⓘ Yamanashi 1st district

Yamanashi 1st district is a single-member electoral district for the House of Representatives, the lower house of the National Diet of Japan. It covers Northern Yamanashi, namely the capital Kōfu, the cities of Yamanashi and Kōshū and the former town of Kasugai in todays Fuefuki City. As of September 2012, 218.115 voters were registered in the district, giving its voters one of the highest vote weights in the country.

Prior to the introduction of single-member districts in the 1990-ies, all of Yamanashi Prefecture was formed one large district that has elected five of its members in the House of representatives. After the last house of representatives election under the old system in 1993, representatives of Yamanashi included liberal Democrat eiichi matches Azuma Koshiishi socialist and reformist Sakihito Ozawa. Nakao and Koshiishi contested New 1st quarter 1996: Nakao defeated. Koshiishi was elected to Parliament in the 1998 election to represent the Yamanashi Prefecture in the House of councillors. Representatives elections, 2000, Ozawa challenged Nakao and dumped it. He held the seat until 2012, when he joined the party of restoration of Japan and the lost area of the liberal democratic newcomer Noriko Miyagawa, a former Junior High school teacher.