Japanese House of Councillors election, 1998

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Japanese House of Councillors election, 1998
Japan
1995 ←
12 July 1998 → 2001

126 (76 SNTV, 50 PR) of the 252 seats in the House of Councillors
  First party Second party
  Hashimoto Ryūtarō.jpg Naoto Kan cropped KAN Naoto 2007.jpg
Leader Ryutaro Hashimoto Naoto Kan
Party Liberal Democratic Democratic
Last election 111
Seats won 103 47
Seat change -8 +47
Popular vote 17,033,851
(partial result for 76 seats)
9,063,939
(partial result for 76 seats)
Percentage 30.45%
(partial result for 76 seats)
16.20%
(partial result for 76 seats)

President of the House
of Councillors
before election

Juro Saito
Liberal Democratic

Elected President of the House
of Councillors

Juro Saito
Liberal Democratic

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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Japan

Elections for the Japanese House of Councillors were held in Japan on July 12, 1998.

The LDP under Ryūtarō Hashimoto had restored single-party government in 1996 and was now aiming to also regain clear control of the House of Councillors where it was several seats short of a majority. Instead, it lost 13 seats in the election giving the opposition clear control. Prime minister Hashimoto resigned. Keizō Obuchi was elected LDP president on July 24, defeating Seiroku Kajiyama and Jun'ichirō Koizumi. On July 30, he was designated as prime minister by the Diet against the vote of the House of Councillors where DPJ president Naoto Kan beat Obuchi by 142 to 103 votes. Obuchi entered coalition negotiations in late 1998. In January 1999, the LDP entered a ruling coalition with Ichirō Ozawa's Liberal Party, bringing the government within few seats of a majority; in October 1999, New Komeito also entered the coalition, ending the divided Diet.

Results[edit]

Note that because of the dissolution of the Socialist Party in 1996 (→Social Democratic Party, New Socialist Party, Democratic Party), the Democratic Socialist Party and the Kōmeitō in 1994, the creation and subsequent dissolution of the New Frontier Party, the (re-)establishment of the two "New" Kōmeitō predecessors and several other party mergers, creations and dissolutions in the 1990s, many of the incumbent Councilors in 1998 belonged to a different party than the ones they were elected for in 1992.

Party Held Over Newly Elected Total Seats
Liberal Democratic Party 59 44 103
Democratic Party 20 27 47
Kōmei 13 9 22
Liberal Party 6 6 12
Communist Party 8 15 23
Social Democratic Party of Japan 8 5 13
New Party Harbinger 3 0 3
Reformers Network Party 3 0 3
Second Chamber Club 1 0 1
Independents 26 0 26
Total 252

Complete list of prefectural races[edit]

Elected candidates in bold

Compiled from JANJAN's "The Senkyo"[1] and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications official results.[2]

Notes:

  • All incumbents not running for re-election in their prefectural electoral district are counted as retirements even if they ran in the nationwide proportional representation.
  • In a multi-member district, there is no difference between Councillors elected with the highest and lower vote shares. Yet, "top tōsen", i.e. being elected with the highest vote, is considered a special achievement and thus noted where changed from the previous election for the same class of Councillors (1992). (due to the many party realignments in the 1990s only where changed from LDP to opposition or vice versa)
  • In the results column, independents are counted towards the party they joined in the first Diet sessions after the election.

Party abbreviations used:

Northern Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party)
Vote share
Hokkaidō 2 (-2) Hisashi Kazama Kōmei 2 seats lost by reapportionment
LDP, DPJ and Kōmei incumbents retired
LDP hold
DPJ incumbent re-elected
DPJ gains top tōsen
Naoki Minezaki (DPJ) 31.2%
Yoshio Nakagawa (LDP) 28.1%
Tomoko Uchiyama (JCP) 23.5%
Kentarō Ono (LP) 6.3%
Shirō Kayano (SDP) 5.7%
Masami Mizuyoshi (NSP) 1.3%
Ken'ichi Sawada (YLP) 1.3%
Ryōko Matsukawa (LL) 1.3%
Hideo Murata (I) 1.1%
Nobuhito Sendai (Ishin) 0.3%
Noriyuki Nakao DPJ
Naoki Minezaki DPJ
Masaaki Takagi LDP
Aomori 1 Kanpei Matsuo Independent
(ex-NFP)
Incumbent retired
Independent (joined IA)
Masami Tanabu (I) 46.7%
Akiyoshi Kaneiri (LDP) 36.0%
Chizuko Takahashi (JCP) 9.3%
Kiyohiko Narumi (I) 7.1%
Keiko Saitō (LL) 0.9%
Iwate 1 Motoo Shiina Independent Incumbent re-elected (joined IA) Motoo Shiina (I) 38.5%
Riki Nakamura (I) 34.6%
Shizuko Abe (SDP) 13.7%
Norikatsu Sugawara (JCP) 9.5%
Fumiko (?) Yamada (?) 3.7%
Miyagi 2 (+1) Kaname Endō LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
DPJ gains top tōsen
Mitsuru Sakurai (DPJ) 26.0%
Ichirō Ichikawa (I) 23.2%
Kaname Endō (LDP) 14.0%
Sayuri Kamata (I) 11.2%
Michiko Satō (JCP) 10.6%
Yoshihiro Satō (SDP) 7.1%
Yukio Nakazawa (I) 3.4%
Kikumi Hayasaka (WP) 2.3%
Akemi Ishikawa (LL) 2.2%
1 seat gained by reapportionment
LDP hold
Akita 1 Man Sasaki LDP Incumbent retired
LDP hold
Shigenobu Saitō (LDP) 39.9%
Tatsurō Nakajima (DPJ) 27.1%
Kazuko Ogiwara (JCP) 14.3%
Mamoru Kudō (SDP) 13.6%
Shunsaku Hiramoto (NSP) 3.2%
Haruo Hashimoto (LL) 1.9%
Yamagata 1 Teibin Suzuki LDP Incumbent retired
LDP hold
Kōichi Kishi (LDP) 49.3%
Toshiko Muraki (DPJ) 17.8%
Shōji Tanabe (SDP) 16.1%
Masaru Aoki (JCP) 10.1%
Eiko Gotō (LL) 6.6%
Fukushima 2 Seigo Suzuki LDP Incumbent retired
LDP hold
Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
DPJ gains top tōsen
Yūhei Satō (I – DPJ) 32.6%
Mitsuhide Iwaki (LDP) 24.9%
Shizuo Satō (LDP) 23.6%
Hideki Satō (JCP) 10.6%
4 other candidates (I/NSP/YLP/LL) 8.3%
Shizuo Satō LDP
Eastern and Central Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party – endorsments)
Vote share
Ibaraki 2 Itsuo Nomura LDP NSP incumbent retired
LDP incumbent lost re-election
LDP hold
DPJ pickup
DPJ gained top tōsen
Akira Gunji (DPJ) 27.9%
Kōichi Kuno (LDP) 23.1%
Itsuo Nomura (LDP) 19.2%
Osamu Ojima (JCP) 10.1%
Hiromitsu Mutō (LP) 7.0%
Mariko Yoshioka (WP) 5.6%
Hiroyuki Sugimori (NSP) 3.4%
Takao Gunji (LL) 2.7%
Masao Kataniwa (YLP) 1.0%
Osamu Yatabe NSP
Tochigi 2 Itten Kamiyoshihara LDP Incumbent re-elected
Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
DPJ gained top tōsen
Susumu Yanase (DPJ) 39.7%
Tetsurō Yano (LDP) 24.7%
Itten Kamiyoshihara (LDP) 19.0%
Setsuko Nomura (JCP) 8.3%
Iwao Takahashi (SDP) 4.1%
Takuo Inaba (I) 1.9%
Ichirō Yamada (YLP) 1.7%
Tsuneaki Umeki (LL) 0.6%
Tetsurō Yano LDP
Gunma 2 Hirofumi Nakasone LDP Incumbents re-elected Hirofumi Nakasone (LDP) 33.7%
Kōsei Ueno (LDP) 25.4%
Shio Yamazaki (I) 19.3%
Yoshikazu Arima (JCP) 15.2%
Yurika Kiya (LL) 6.3%
Kōsei Ueno LDP
Saitama 3 (+1) Noriyuki Sekine LDP LDP incumbent lost re-election
Independent (ex-NFP) pickup
Independent gained top tōsen
Takujirō Hamada (I) 22.6%
Renzō Togashi (JCP) 19.9%
Toshio Fujii (DPJ) 19.0%
Noriyuki Sekine (LDP) 14.3%
Minoru Kurihara (LDP) 12.0%
Fumihiro Himori (SDP) 5.4%
Mieko Yana (LL) 3.2%
Tadashi Hosokawa (NSP) 1.6%
Kazushige Yamada (YLP) 1.1%
Setsuo Yamaguchi (I) 0.7%
Masakazu Imazawa (Ishin) 0.2%
Hideyuki Seya SDP SDP incumbent retired
JCP pickup
1 seat gained by reapportionment
DPJ pickup
Chiba 2 Wakako Hironaka Independent Incumbents re-elected Wakako Hironaka (I) 32.3%
Yutaka Inoue (LDP) 31.4%
Makoto Nakajima (JCP) 21.2%
Keiko Machiyama (WP) 5.0%
Etsuko Nagata (NSP) 4.6%
Tsuneari Murata (LL) 3.4%
Kunihide Yoshinaga (YLP) 2.1%
Yutaka Inoue LDP
Tokyo 4 Toshiko Hamayotsu Kōmei Kōmei incumbent re-elected
DPJ pickup
DPJ gained top tōsen
Toshio Ogawa (DPJ) 19.2%
Toshiko Hamayotsu (Kōmei) 18.1%
Miyo Inoue (JCP) 16.8%
Atsuo Nakamura (I) 13.4%
Kiyoko Ono (LDP) 11.6%
Kōji Tsukahara (LDP) 8.4%
Tetsu Ueda (I) 4.3%
Shunsuke Iwasaki (SDP) 3.8%
Hiroko Suzuki (WP) 0.8%
Shintarō Kō (LL) 0.8%
Yoshimori Inori (SPP) 0.7%
Eiko Toyama (NSP) 0.7%
Isao Nakamura (YLP) 0.6%
10 other candidates 0.7%
Kōichirō Ueda JCP
vacant
(last held by Kensaku Morita, LDP)
LDP incumbent lost re-election
JCP incumbent retired
JCP hold
NPH pickup
Kiyoko Ono LDP
Kanagawa 3 (+1) Fumio Saitō LDP DPJ incumbent re-elected
LDP incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
DPJ gains top tōsen
Keiichirō Asao (DPJ) 18.0%
Kimie Hatano (JCP) 14.8%
Keiko Chiba (DPJ) 14.3%
Marutei Tsurunen (I) 14.1%
Fumio Saitō (LDP) 13.0%
Tomoko Abe (SDP) 8.4%
Isao Makishima (LDP) 8.0%
Takashi Hidaka (LP) 6.8%
Yoshiko Bannai (NSP) 0.8%
Katsuo Satō (YLP) 0.5%
5 other candidates 1.4%
Keiko Chiba DPJ
1 seat gained by reapportionment
JCP pickup
Niigata 2 Kazuo Majima LDP SDP incumbent re-elected
LDP incumbent lost re-election
LDP hold
(Tanaka was retroactively recognized as LDP candidate)
Naoki Tanaka (I) 24.6%
Kinuko Ōbuchi (SDP) 22.1%
Kazuo Majima (LDP) 20.2%
Yukio Hoshino (I) 18.7%
Kanji Igarashi (JCP) 8.2%
Satoshi Honda (LP) 3.8%
Kazuaki Meguro (LL) 2.4%
Kinuko Ōbuchi SDP
Toyama 1 Yoshio Nagata LDP Incumbent re-elected
post-election: incumbent died within 3 months, DPJ pickup by kuriage-tōsen
Yoshio Nagata (LDP) 47.7%
Masaaki Tanibayashi (DPJ) 21.1%
Shigeru Tajiri (SDP) 17.3%
Kazuyuki Izumino (JCP) 11.0%
Hisayoshi Nakada (LL) 2.9%
Ishikawa 1 Tetsuo Kutsukake LDP Incumbent lost re-election
Independent pickup (joined IA)
Sōta Iwamoto (I) 45.1%
Tetsuo Kutsukake (LDP) 42.4%
Yōko Onishi (JCP) 9.4%
Hideyuki Tanebe (LL) 3.1%
Fukui 1 Masaaki Yamazaki LDP Incumbent re-elected Masaaki Yamazaki (LDP) 52.3%
Keimin Kyōtō (DPJ) 28.6%
Kunihiro Uno (JCP) 10.5%
Kyōko Murata (LL) 8.6%
Yamanashi 1 Tetsurō Shimura LDP Incumbent retired
DPJ pickup
Azuma Koshiishi (I) 43.3%
Tsukasa Hosaka (LDP) 39.9%
Akiko Endō (JCP) 10.8%
Yūko Kamata (LP) 7.8%
Masako Fukasawa (LL) 1.5%
Nagano 2 Toshimi Kitazawa DPJ Incumbent re-elected
Incumbent retired
LDP pickup
Toshimi Kitazawa (DPJ) 38.6%
Masatoshi Wakabayashi (LDP) 23.3%
Norihisa Yamaguchi (JCP) 18.2%
Yukio Nunome (SDP) 10.4%
Shin'ichirō Shimojō (I) 6.8%
Shigeo Kusama (I) 1.2%
Yutaka Tanaka (LL) 1.2%
Keisaburō Okuhara (I) 0.3%
Kiyoshi Imai DPJ
Gifu 2 (+1) Jun'ichi Kasahara LDP Incumbent lost re-election
Independent pickup (joined DPJ, then LDP)
Iwao Matsuda (I) 25.0%
Yasuo Yamashita (DPJ) 22.9%
Takeyuki Watanabe (I) 19.6%
Jun'ichi Kasahara (LDP) 18.6%
Hiroyuki Yamamoto (JCP) 11.7%
Yasuhiro Sonoda (LL) 2.3%
1 seat gained by reapportionment
DPJ pickup
Shizuoka 2 Kazuhiko Kimiya LDP SDP incumbent retired
LDP incumbent lost re-election
LDP hold
Independent pickup (joined DPJ in '99)
Independent gains top tōsen
Tōru Unno (I – DPJ, Kōmei, SDP) 32.6%
Yoshihiko Yamashita (LDP) 20.9%
Kazuhiko Kimiya (LDP) 17.2%
Yukihiro Shimazu (JCP) 15.2%
Nobuko Iwaki (LP) 8.2%
Naoko Hara (LL) 6.0%
Aoki Shinji SDP
Aichi 3 Hiroshi Ōki LDP LDP incumbent retired
LDP incumbent lost re-election
2 DPJ pickups
DPJ gains top tōsen
Yoshitake Kimata (DPJ) 17.4%
Taisuke Satō (DPJ) 15.9%
Hiroko Hatta (JCP) 15.8%
Hiroshi Ōki (LDP) 15.5%
Yasuoki Urano (LDP) 14.3%
Yuzuru Tsuzuki (I) 7.6%
Teruko Sugimoto (SDP) 5.5%
Hachirō Ishikawa (LP) 3.2%
Chieko Igarashi (WP) 1.6%
Nobuyuki Watanabe (LL) 1.1%
Mikio Yamashita (YLP) 0.8%
Yoshiaki Yamazaki (I) 0.4%
Takayoshi Itō (I) 0.3%
3 other candidates 0.5%
Kiyohiro Araki LDP
Yuzuru Tsuzuki Independent
(later LP)
Independent incumbent lost re-election
JCP pickup
Mie 1 Jūrō Saitō Independent Incumbent re-elected Jūrō Saitō (I) 45.8%
Chiaki Takahashi (I) 34.1%
Kazuhisa Imai (JCP) 15.5%
Noriyasu Sakamoto (LL) 4.6%
Western Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party – endorsments)
Vote share
Shiga 1 Eisuke Kawamoto LDP Incumbent re-elected Eisuke Kawamoto (LDP) 46.1%
Takashi Ōkubo (I) 28.2%
Toshirō Hayashi (JCP) 20.9%
Seiichi Katō (LL) 4.8%
Kyōto 2 Yukio Hayashida LDP JCP incumbent re-elected
LDP incumbent retired
Independent pickup (joined DPJ in '99)
Tetsurō Fukuyama (I) 35.5%
Tokiko Nishiyama (JCP) 33.9%
Naohiko Yamamoto (LDP) 27.8%
Takeshi Yotsui (LL) 2.8%
Tokiko Nishiyama JCP
Ōsaka 3 Kiyoshi Nishikawa Independent
(joined IA)
Independent and Kōmei incumbents re-elected
LDP incumbent lost re-election
JCP pickup
Kiyoshi Nishikawa (I) 26.4%
Eiichi Yamashita (Kōmei) 21.8%
Takeshi Miyamoto (JCP) 18.1%
Kazutaka Tsuboi (LDP) 14.3%
Masahiro Nakatsukasa (DPJ) 13.6%
Yumiko Nagasaki (SDP) 2.9%
Kazuko Doi (WP) 0.7%
Kōji Morimoto (LL) 0.7%
Jun'ichi Maeda (NSP) 0.5%
Setsuko Ōki (YLP) 0.3%
Toshio Nakano (I) 0.2%
Yasuo Yamaguchi (I) 0.2%
Ryūichi Nakatani (Ishin) 0.1%
Eiichi Yamashita Kōmei
Kazutaka Tsuboi LDP
Hyōgo 2 (-1) Chōji Ashio LDP DPJ incumbent re-elected
DPJ gains top tōsen
Shōji Motooka (DPJ) 39.0%
Tatsumi Ōsawa (JCP) 25.2%
Chōji Ashio (LDP) 22.9%
Yūzō Nakanishi (NSP) 5.0%
Toyoaki Tagawa (LL) 2.5%
Yumiko Hiraoka (I) 2.3%
Kimura (YLP) 1.7%
Genji Shimizu (I) 1.4%
Shōji Motooka DPJ LDP incumbent lost re-election
JCP pickup
Kōjin Katakami Independent
(Ex-Kōmeitō)
1 seat lost by reapportionment
Independent incumbent retired
Nara 1 Minao Hattori LDP Incumbent re-elected Minao Hattori (LDP) 38.3%
Kazuyasu Hamaue (I) 31.7%
Sachiho Yamamura (JCP) 23.2%
Hiroshi Mukai (LL) 6.7%
Wakayama 1 Yōsuke Tsuruho LP Incumbent re-elected Yōsuke Tsuruho (LP) 42.7%
Isao Maeda (LDP) 37.9%
Yasuhisa Hara (JCP) 17.1%
Motonori Kishi (LL) 2.3%
Tottori 1 Shigenobu Sakano LDP Incumbent re-elected Shigenobu Sakano (LDP) 39.9%
Kōtarō Tamura (I) 31.6%
Tadamiki Matsunaga (SDP) 14.3%
Tomoko Ichitani (JCP) 12.8%
Yutaka Okino (LL) 1.5%
Shimane 1 Mikio Aoki LDP Incumbent re-elected Mikio Aoki (LDP) 49.9%
Setsumi Tamura (DPJ) 27.9%
Yōko Sasaki (JCP) 13.0%
Katsumi Kanō (SDP) 6.5%
Masashi Yamaguchi (LL) 2.8%
Okayama 2 Norifumi Katō LDP LDP incumbent re-elected
DPJ incumbent lost re-election
DPJ hold
DPJ gains top tōsen
Satsuki Eda (DPJ) 39.3%
Norifumi Katō (LDP) 29.9%
Junji Ichii (DPJ) 12.5%
Katsunobu Katō (I) 7.9%
Yūichi Kakiuchi (JCP) 7.5%
Mitsuo Kobiki (SDP) 2.2%
Kyōji Nakamura (LL) 0.4%
Gō Nakashima (Ishin) 0.3%
Junji Ichii DPJ
Hiroshima 2 Hiroshi Miyazawa LDP LDP incumbent retired
NSP incumbent lost re-election
LDP hold
DPJ pickup
Ikuo Kamei (LDP) 27.0%
Minoru Yanagida (I) 22.6%
Nobuya Okuhara (LDP) 21.9%
Akira Ishida (SDP) 9.4%
Hiroshi Nikaidō (JCP) 9.1%
Kimiko Kurihara (NSP) 7.7%
Tomoko (?) Hirasawa (LL) 2.3%
Kimiko Kurihara NSP
Yamaguchi 1 Hideo Futatsugi LDP Incumbent retired
Independent pickup (joined IA)
Masuo Matsuoka (I) 45.7%
Eiichi Gōshi (LDP) 33.8%
Hirokazu Fujimoto (JCP) 14.8%
Tadao Sasaki (LL) 3.2%
Seiichirō Hirata (YLP) 2.5%
Tokushima 1 Kōji Matsuura LDP Incumbent lost re-election
Independent pickup (joined Green Conf. in '02)
Sekiko Takahashi (I) 45.7%
Kōji Matsuura (LDP) 36.8%
Hitoshi Fujita (JCP) 11.8%
Kazutomo Yano (NSP) 4.5%
Takeshi Nara (LL) 1.3%
Kagawa 1 Takushi Hirai LP Incumbent retired
LDP pickup
Toshio Yamauchi (LDP) 43.5%
Shigeaki Katō (SDP) 28.1%
Yōko Shirakawa (JCP) 22.4%
Kiyotaka Maeda (LL) 5.9%
Ehime 1 Takeshi Noma LDP Incumbent re-elected Takeshi Noma (LDP) 46.9%
Mutsumi Hayashi (I) 29.4%
Keiko Tanida (JCP) 14.3%
Keisuke Hino (LP) 7.4%
Makoto Utsunomiya (LL) 2.0%
Kōchi 1 Sadao Hirano LP Incumbent retired
LDP pickup
Hiroyuki Morishita (LDP) 41.5%
Ruriko Nishioka (I) 32.4%
Shin'ichirō Nishimura (I) 15.9%
Mika Suagahara (LP) 8.4%
Takuji Nakamae (LL) 1.8%
Southern Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party – endorsments)
Vote share
Fukuoka 2 (-1) vacant
(last held by Kazunobu Yokoo, Kōmei)
SDP incumbent retired
LDP incumbent re-elected
Kōmei hold (independent joined Kōmeitō)
Kazuo Hirotomo (I) 30.3%
Gōtarō Yoshimura (LDP) 27.7%
Kazue Fujita (I) 20.0%
Toyoomi Tsuno (JCP) 14.4%
Yukimi Kamemoto (WP) 2.9%
Yoshio Nakamura (YLP) 2.2%
Shizuko Tanebe (LL) 1.8%
Haruhiko Saitō (I) 0.7%
Shirō Watanabe SDP
Gōtarō Yoshimura LDP 1 seat lost by reapportionment
Saga 1 Hiromi Iwanaga LDP Incumbent re-elected Hiromi Iwanaga (LDP) 47.5%
Yōko Kōmoto (I) 34.6%
Hideko Tanaka (JCP) 11.8%
Yasuhiro Fukagawa (LL) 6.1%
Nagasaki 1 Sōichirō Matsutani LDP Incumbent re-elected Sōichirō Matsutani (LDP) 42.1%
Yūji Mitsuno (I) 37.9%
Kieko Nishimura (JCP) 13.1%
Kazuko Teraoka (LL) 6.9%
Kumamoto 2 Yūshin Morizumi LDP Incumbent retired
Incumbent lost re-election
LDP hold
DPJ pickup
DPJ gains top tōsen
Ryōichi Honda (DPJ) 34.2%
Hitoshi Kimura (LDP) 28.7%
Masaru Urata (LDP) 24.8%
Etsuko Nishikawa (JCP) 10.0%
Kayoko Annaka (LL) 2.3%
Masaru Urata LDP
Ōita 1 Ban Kugimiya DPJ Incumbent lost re-election
LDP pickup
Toshiya Nakamichi (LDP) 35.4%
Ban Kugimiya (DPJ) 34.3%
Fujisaki (SDP) 21.8%
Masami Doi (JCP) 7.6%
Hideyuki Ozaki (LL) 0.9%
Miyazaki 1 Mitsuhiro Uesugi LDP Incumbent re-elected Mitsuhiro Uesugi (LDP) 66.2%
Chika Nagatomo (JCP) 23.4%
Kōsaburō Haruta (LL) 10.4%
Kagoshima 2 Kichio Inoue LDP LDP incumbent re-elected
Independent incumbent lost re-election
LDP pickup
Hiroshi Moriyama (LDP) 27.9%
Kichio Inoue (LDP) 27.0%
Kazuto Kamiyama (I) 26.1%
Yūichi Yasuda (LL) 12.2%
Mitsuharu Iwaizako (JCP) 6.8%
Kazuto Kamiyama Independent (ex-JSP)
Okinawa 1 Sōkō Shimabuku Independent Incumbent re-elected (joined IA) Sōkō Shimabuku (I) 45.5%
Kenjirō Nishida (LDP) 44.5%
Hiroshi Kinjō (LL) 8.0%
Hiroyuki Kinjō (I) 1.3%
Mitsuo Matayoshi (WECP) 0.7%

References[edit]

http://www.binghamton.edu/cdp/era/elections/jpn98par.html

  1. ^ http://www.senkyo.janjan.jp/election/1998/99/00002001.html
  2. ^ http://www.soumu.go.jp/senkyo/senkyo_s/data/index.html