ⓘ Kanagawa 8th district or more formally the 8th district of Kanagawa Prefecture is a single-member electoral district for the House of Representatives, the lower ..

                                     

ⓘ Kanagawa 8th district

Kanagawa 8th district or more formally the "8th district of Kanagawa Prefecture" 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 Northeast of the prefecture of Kanagawa and consists of two wards of the prefectural capital, the city of Yokohama: Midori and Aoba. As of 2013, 385.415 eligible voters were registered in the district.

Until 2002, the districts, i.e. before 2003 House of representatives election, the 8th district consisted of Aoba-ku and Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki-Shi, the second largest city in Kanagawa-Ken. Midori was previously part of the 7th district, Miyamae was transferred to the newly created 18th district.

After the introduction of single-member districts, the electoral reform of 1994, effective in 1996, the representatives of the electoral district was initially won pre-reform 1st quarter of the current Hiroshi Nakada, the new frontier party→independents political party) who resigned for his successful campaign in the 2002 mayoral election in Yokohama, and then returned to the House of representatives, but this time from the Hokuriku-Shinetsu. As a result of special elections in Kanagawa 8th district won the independent Kenji EDA. Food lost district representatives elections in 2003, Democrat Tetsundo Iwakuni, but won it in 2005 and held the seat since.