Japanese House of Councillors election, 2001

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Japanese House of Councillors election, 2001
Japan
1998 ←
29 July 2001
→ 2004

121 (of the 247) seats in the House of Councillors
  First party Second party
  Koizumi 2010 cropped.png Yukio Hatoyama.jpg
Leader Junichiro Koizumi Yukio Hatoyama
Party Liberal Democratic Democratic
Last election 103 47
Seats won 111 59
Seat change +8 +12
Popular vote 22,299,825 10,066,552
Percentage 41.04% 18.53%

President of the House
of Councillors
before election

Yutaka Inoue
Liberal Democratic

Elected President of the House
of Councillors

Yutaka Inoue
Liberal Democratic

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Elections for the Japanese House of Councillors were held in Japan on 29 July 2001. It was the first national election since Junichiro Koizumi was appointed as prime minister after Yoshiro Mori resigned in April 2001. The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its election allies, were the major winner, provided Koizumi a strong mandates to move forward with his reform policies. The ruling coalition performed well, and regain their majority in the House of Councillors.

Results[edit]

Party PR seats District seats Total Elected 2001 Total Seats
Liberal Democratic Party 20 45 65 111
Democratic Party 8 18 26 59
New Komeito Party 8 5 13 23
Liberal Party 4 2 6 8
Communist Party 4 1 5 20
Social Democratic Party 3 0 3 8
New Conservative Party 1 0 1 5
Others 0 2 2 2
Independents 0 0 0 4
Total 48 73 121* 247

* Two seats were vacant by the law at the time of election.

The electoral reform enacted in 2000 became effective for the first time:

  • The number of Councillors per election was reduced by five, by two in the nationwide proportional representation and by one each in Okayama, Kumamoto and Miyazaki.
  • The preference vote was introduced. Instead of a party name, voters could now write the name of a single PR candidate on the ballot. The vote then counts for the party as well as the candidate; the total number of votes for a party list or its candidates determines the number of PR seats a party receives while the candidate votes determine who takes those seats for the party.

As a result of the party realignments of the 1990s, several two-member districts were represented by two Councillors from the same party before the 2001 election. Some of these Councillors lost the official nomination of their party (e.g. in Niigata), others retired (Hokkaidō, Tochigi). Most of these district split seats between ruling coalition and opposition again, in the case of both incumbents seeking re-election resulting in one of the two losing their seat (Nagano, Shizuoka).

Proportional representation results[edit]

The 2001 election was the first to use an open list system (非拘束名簿式) to elect proportional representation seats in the House. Under this system, voters may vote for either a political party or a specific candidate. The proportional seats are distributed among the parties by D'Hondt method according to their overall proportional votes, including candidate votes. The ranking of candidates on each party list is then determined by the candidate votes.

The results for the major parties were as follows (decimals omitted):[1][2]

  1. Liberal Democratic Party (Japan) (LDP): 21,114,727 (party: 14,925,437, candidates: 6,189,290), 38.6%, 20 seats
  2. Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ): 8,990,524 (party: 6,082,694 , candidates: 2,907,830), 16.4%, 8 seats
  3. New Komeito (NK): 8,187,804 (party: 1,865,797, candidates: 6,322,007), 15.0%, 8 seats
  4. Japan Communist Party (JCP): 4,329,210 (party: 4,065,047, candidates: 264,163), 7.9%, 4 seats
  5. Liberal Party (LP): 4,227,148 (party: 3,642,884, candidates: 584,264), 7.7%, 4 seats
  6. Social Democratic Party of Japan (SDP): 3,628,635 (party: 2,298,104, candidates: 1,330,531), 6.6%, 3 seats
  7. Conservative Party of Japan (CP): 1,275,002 (party: 609,382, candidates: 665,620), 2.3%, 1 seat
  8. Other parties (aggregate): 2.988.442, 5.5%, no seat

The final ranking of PR candidates and their individual vote counts were as follows:

1. Yoichi Masuzoe (LDP) 1,588,262

2. Kenji Koso (LDP) 478,985

3. Kyosen Ohashi (DPJ) 412,087

4. Kanae Yamamoto (NK) 1,287,549

5. Atsushi Onita (LDP) 460,421

6. Kiyoko Ono (LDP) 295,613

7. Masashi Fujiwara (DPJ) 259,576

8. Tomoko Kami (JCP) 56,999

9. Takeo Nishioka (LP) 121,617

10. Kuniomi Iwai (LDP) 278,521

11. Kentaro Koba (NK)

12. Yoko Tajima (SDP)

13. Seiko Hashimoto (LDP)

14. Hidemasa Otsuji (LDP)

15. Shuji Ikeguchi (DPJ)

16. Kiyohiko Toyama (NK)

17. Keizo Takemi (LDP)

18. Shin Sakurai (LDP)

19. Toshihiro Asahi (DPJ)

20. Hideyo Fudesaka (JCP)

21. Hideaki Tamura (LP)

22. Yukio Danmoto (LDP)

23. Shozo Kusakawa (NK)

24. Hirohide Uozumi (LDP)

25. Masahide Ota (SDP)

26. Hideki Wakabayashi (DPJ)

27. Kayoko Shimizu (LDP)

28. Takao Watanabe (NK)

29. Keishiro Fukushima (LDP)

30. Takeshi Kondo (LDP)

31. Mototaka Ito (DPJ)

32. Satoshi Inoue (JCP)

33. Tadashi Hirono (LP)

34. Tsuneo Morimoto (LDP)

35. Yuichiro Uozumi (NK)

36. Motoyuki Fujii (LDP)

37. Michio Sato (DPJ)

38. Chikage Ogi (CP)

39. Akiko Santo (LDP)

40. Seiji Mataichi (SDP)

41. Akio Koizumi (LDP)

42. Junichi Fukumoto (NK)

43. Mieko Kamimoto (DPJ)

44. Haruko Arimura (LDP)

45. Haruko Yoshikawa (JCP)

46. Yasuhiro Oe (LP)

47. So Nakahara (LDP)

48. Shuichi Kato (NK)

Prefectural races[edit]

Elected candidates in bold

Compiled from JANJAN's "The Senkyo"[3] and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications official election results.[4]

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 (1995).
  • In the results column, independents are counted towards the party they joined in the first Diet session after the election.

Party abbreviations used:

Northern Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party)
Vote share
Hokkaidō 2 Hisamitsu Kanno DPJ Incumbent re-elected
Incumbent retired
LDP pickup
LDP gains top tōsen
Chūichi Date (LDP) 39.3%
Katsuya Ogawa (DPJ) 27.2%
Satoshi Miyauchi (JCP) 11.3%
Masahito Nishikawa (LP) 7.8%
Yoshiko Sugiyama (SDP) 6.6%
Tamiko Matsumura (WP) 3.5%
Mitsuhiro Yokoyama (I) 1.4%
Akifumi Kumagai (LL) 1.3%
Nobuyuki Saitō (NSP) 1.0%
Nobuhito Sendai (Ishin) 0.5%
Katsuya Ogawa DPJ
Aomori 1 Tsutomu Yamazaki LDP Incumbent re-elected Tsutomu Yamazaki (LDP) 53.7%
Hideshige Sasaki (I) 18.9%
Isamu Moriuchi (I) 18.8%
Hiroaki Takayanagi (JCP) 6.0%
Kyōko Murata (LL) 2.6%
Iwate 1 Yoshinori Takahashi LP Incumbent retired
LP hold
Tatsuo Hirano (LP) 41.9%
Tokuichirō Tamazawa (LDP) 41.1%
Kazue Yabuki (SDP) 8.8%
Norikatsu Sugawara (JCP) 6.1%
Riki Ishiwatari (LL) 2.2%
Miyagi 2 Tomiko Okazaki DPJ DPJ incumbent re-elected
LDP incumbent lost re-election
LDP hold
Tomiko Okazaki (DPJ) 32.2%
Jirō Aichi (I – LDP, Kōmeitō, CP) 27.5%
Hiroaki Kameya (LDP) 25.9%
Masatoshi Yoshida (SDP) 6.1%
Toshirō Ono (JCP) 5.9%
Kiyoharu Satō (LL) 2.3%
Hiroaki Kameya LDP
Akita 1 Katsutoshi Kaneda LDP Incumbent re-elected Katsutoshi Kaneda (LDP) 54.2%
Kazuo Takamatsu (DPJ) 17.9%
Nagahide Sasaki (SDP) 14.6%
Toshio Suzuki (JCP) 8.0%
Sachiko Saitō (LL) 5.2%
Yamagata 1 Masatoshi Abe LDP Incumbent re-elected Masatoshi Abe (LDP) 51.5%
Kanji Kimura (I) 36.1%
Toshio Ōta (JCP) 6.4%
Fumiyuki Monma (LL) 3.6%
Tsuneyoshi Chiba (NSP) 2.4%
Fukushima 2 Toyoaki Ōta LDP Incumbents re-elected Toyoaki Ōta (LDP) 40.5%
Hiroko Wada (DPJ) 22.7%
Kaori Kanda (I) 11.7%
Keiichi Miho (I) 9.8%
Masanari Kawada (LP) 7.3%
Masayo Niimi (JCP) 6.2%
Takao Suzuki (LL) 1.8%
Hiroko Wada DPJ
Eastern and Central Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party – endorsments)
Vote share
Ibaraki 2 Yasu Kanō LDP Incumbents re-elected Yasu Kanō (LDP) 49.3%
Moto Kobayashi (DPJ) 23.3%
Masako Katō (LP) 10.4%
Toyomasa Komatsu (JCP) 6.1%
Mariko Yoshioka (WP) 5.7%
Hiromitsu Mutō (LL) 2.8%
Hiroyuki Sugimori (NSP) 2.4%
Moto Kobayashi DPJ
Tochigi 2 Junzō Iwasaki LDP Incumbent re-elected
Incumbent retired
DPJ pickup
Masayuki Kunii (LDP) 38.6%
Hiroyuki Tani (DPJ) 28.0%
Toshikazu Masabuchi (I) 24.3%
Setsuko Nomura (JCP) 5.5%
Mayumi Yotsumoto (LL) 2.2%
Morio Asai (NSP) 1.3%
Masayuki Kunii LDP
Gunma 2 Ichita Yamamoto LDP Incumbents re-elected Ichita Yamamoto (LDP) 40.4%
Giichi Tsunoda (DPJ) 27.8%
Mayumi Yoshikawa (LDP) 24.7%
Shinmei Ogasawara (JCP) 5.1%
Haruyo Tsuchiya (LL) 2.1%
Giichi Tsunoda DPJ
Saitama 3 Hiroshi Takano Kōmeitō Kōmeitō and LDP incumbents re-elected
LDP gains top tōsen
JCP incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Taizō Satō (LDP) 25.3%
Hiroshi Takano (Kōmeitō) 20.2%
Ryūji Yamane (DPJ) 15.1%
Sachiko Abe (JCP) 13.5%
Yasuko Komiyama (LP) 12.4%
Chūkō Hayakawa (I) 4.5%
Takeo Amatatsu (SDP) 3.9%
Hiroko Hayashi (LL) 2.4%
Takuya Ogawa (I) 0.9%
Morio Katō (I) 0.7%
Setsuo Yamaguchi (I) 0.5%
Fumikazu Murata (NSP) 0.4%
Masakazu Imazawa (Ishin) 0.2%
Taizō Satō LDP
Sachiko Abe JCP
Chiba 2 Akira Imaizumi DPJ Incumbents re-elected
LDP gains top tōsen
Hiroyuki Kurata (LDP) 43.8%
Akira Imaizumi (DPJ) 16.3%
Kazumasa Okajima (LP) 15.9%
Tomoko Hoshino (I) 10.1%
Makoto Nakajima (JCP) 9.0%
Yumiko Nakaue (LL) 3.3%
Hirokuni Osanami (NSP) 1.5%
Hiroyuki Kurata LDP
Tokyo 4 Yūichirō Uozumi Kōmeitō LDP and JCP incumbents re-elected
Kōmeitō and SDP incumbent retired
Kōmeitō hold
LDP gains top tōsen
DPJ pickup
Sanzō Hosaka (LDP) 27.9%
Natsuo Yamaguchi (Kōmeitō) 17.5%
Kan Suzuki (DPJ) 15.1%
Yasuo Ogata (JCP) 12.5%
Nobuhiko Endō (LP) 7.2%
Kei Hata (I) 4.2%
Tetsu Ueda (I) 4.2%
Chizuko Koroiwa (I) 3.3%
Sadaharu Hirota (SDP) 3.2%
Itaru Kobayashi (LL) 2.1%
Hanako Igarashi (WP) 1.8%
Shigeo Arakaki (I) 0.6%
Chōzō Nakagawa (I) 0.3 %
Hisatoshi Hashimoto (Ishin) 0.2%
Toshirō Saitō (I) 0.2%
Sanzō Hosaka LDP
Yasuo Ogata JCP
Hideo Den SDP
Kanagawa 3 Akira Matsu Kōmeitō DPJ and Kōmeitō incumbents re-elected
LDP incumbent retires
LDP hold
LDP gains top tōsen
Yutaka Kobayashi (LDP) 35.4%
Akira Matsu (Kōmeitō) 18.0%
Tsuyoshi Saitō (DPJ) 16.3%
Keiko Ueda (SDP) 8.4%
Masataka Ōta (LP) 8.4%
Hiroyuki Muneta (JCP) 8.2%
Eriko Kurata (WP) 2.2%
Hirohisa Miwa (LL) 1.5%
Ranko Kawamura (I) 0.8%
Yoshiko Bannai (NSP) 0.4%
Takeshi Miwa (Ishin) 0.4%
Kiyoharu Ishiawata LDP
Tsuyoshi Saitō DPJ
Niigata 2 Yoshio Yoshikawa LDP Incumbent retired
Incumbent lost re-election
LDP hold
LP pickup
Kazuo Majima (LDP) 35.7%
Yūko Mori (LP) 14.9%
Junko Uchida (SDP) 14.2%
Nobuyuki Sekiyama (DPJ) 14.2%
Michio Hasegawa (I) 13.8%
Kayoko Kuwahara (JCP) 6.2%
Nobuaki Shinozaki (LL) 0.8%
Michio Hasegawa LDP
Toyama 1 Yasumasa Kakuma LDP Incumbent retired
LDP hold
Kōtarō Nogami (LDP) 65.8%
Yasuharu Kusajima (I) 24.3%
Hiroshi Sakamoto (JCP) 7.1%
Kazue Kubokawa (LL) 2.8%
Ishikawa 1 Tetsuo Kutsukake LDP Incumbent re-elected Tetsuo Kutsukake (LDP) 57.0%
Chieko Morioka (I) 33.3%
Yōko Onishi (JCP) 6.7%
Hideyuki Tanabe (LL) 2.9%
Fukui 1 Ryūji Matsumura LDP Incumbent re-elected Ryūji Matsumura (LDP) 63.0%
Kikuko Ozawa (DPJ) 27.2%
Kunihiro Uno (JCP) 7.2%
Tōru Yamaguchi (LL) 2.6%
Yamanashi 1 Mahito Nakajima LDP Incumbent re-elected Mahito Nakajima (LDP) 48.6%
Yūichi Higuchi (DPJ) 33.5%
Akiko Endō (JCP) 8.0%
Hiroshi Shōji (LP) 7.6%
Chihoko Katō (LL) 2.3%
Nagano 2 Mineo Koyama DPJ Incumbent re-elected
Incumbent lost re-election
LDP pickup
LDP gains top tōsen
Hiromi Yoshida (LDP) 32.9%
Yūichirō Hata (DPJ) 27.8%
Mineo Koyama (DPJ) 16.8%
Norihisa Yamaguchi (JCP) 11.1%
Setsuko Satō (SDP) 9.0%
Nobuyuki Watanabe (LL) 2.4%
Yūichirō Hata DPJ
Gifu 2 Tsuyako Ōno LDP Incumbents re-elected Tsuyako Ōno (LDP) 55.4%
Kenji Hirata (DPJ) 30.4%
Takao Katō (JCP) 10.4%
Michiko Higuchi (LL) 3.8%
Kenji Hirata DPJ
Shizuoka 2 Masataka Suzuki LDP Incumbent re-elected
Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Yutaka Takeyama (LDP) 31.7%
Kazuya Shinba (DPJ) 27.5%
Masataka Suzuki (LDP) 22.1%
Yukihiro Shimazu (JCP) 8.3%
Hiroko Suzuki (WP) 5.5%
Naoko Hara (LL) 4.8%
Yutaka Takeyama LDP
Aichi 3 Tamotsu Yamamoto Kōmeitō LDP and Kōmeitō incumbents re-elected
LDP incumbent retired
LDP gains top tōsen
DPJ pickup
Seiji Suzuki (LDP) 34.6%
Kōhei Ōtsuka (DPJ) 23.5%
Tamotsu Yamamoto (Kōmeitō) 17.8%
Aiko Saitō (JCP) 9.9%
Masayuki Miyata (LP) 4.7%
Hiroaki Sago (SDP) 2.9%
Fusarō Sekiguchi (I) 1.5%
Kiyoko Osada (LL) 1.0%
Hachirō Ishikawa (LP) 0.7%
Tsutomu Suzuki (I) 0.6%
Reiko Yasuda (I) 0.5%
Kenji Sasaki (I) 0.4%
Akihiko Ishikawa (I) 0.3%
Yoshiaki Yamazaki (I) 0.3%
Yasuo Okayasu (NLP) 0.3%
7 other candidates 1.0%
Seiji Suzuki LDP
Makiko Suehiro LDP
Mie 1 Chiaki Takahashi Independent Incumbent re-elected Chiaki Takahashi (I) 46.5%
Kazumi Fujioka (LDP) 43.5%
Miyoshi Taninaka (JCP) 7.0%
Tōru Ishitani (LL) 3.1%
Western Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party – endorsments)
Vote share
Shiga 1 Hidetoshi Yamashita LDP Incumbent re-elected Hidetoshi Yamashita (LDP) 55.0%
Shun'yū Norikumo (DPJ) 27.9%
Takaishi Kawauchi (JCP) 11.3%
Midori Kitada (LL) 5.8%
Kyōto 2 Yoshihiro Nishida LDP LDP incumbent re-elected
Independent incumbent lost re-election
Democratic hold
Yoshihiro Nishida (LDP) 38.5%
Kōji Matsui (DPJ) 23.5%
Yōko Kawakami (JCP) 22.1%
Teiko Sasano (I) 12.6%
Kaori Endō (LL) 3.3%
Teiko Sasano Independent
Ōsaka 3 Kazuyoshi Shirahama Kōmeitō LDP and Kōmeitō incumbents re-elected
JCP incumbent lost re-election
LDP gains top tōsen
DPJ pickup
Shūzen Tanigawa (LDP) 26.6%
Kazuyoshi Shirahama (Kōmeitō) 24.7%
Takashi Yamamoto (DPJ) 17.2%
Yoshiki Yamashita (JCP) 17.0%
Yoshihiko Watanabe (LP) 5.6%
Takahiro Kitaoka (Koizumi no Kai) 3.3%
Kazuko Doi (WP) 2.9%
Tomohiko Ōkawa (LL) 1.0%
Keiji Kashimoto (NSP) 0.7%
Kyōsuke Morimoto (I) 0.7%
Ryūichi Nakatani (Ishin) 0.3%
Yoshiki Yamashita JCP
Shūzen Tanigawa LDP
Hyōgo 2 Ichiji Ishii LL LL incumbent retired
LDP incumbent re-elected
LDP gains top tōsen
DPJ pickup
Yoshitada Kōnoike (LDP) 39.3%
Yasuhiro Tsuji (DPJ) 23.7%
Junko Hiramatsu (JCP) 14.3%
Kunihiko Muroi (LP) 9.3%
Aiko Takada (WP) 6.1%
Keiji Ueno (NSP) 3.1%
Toyoaki Tagawa (LL) 2.3%
Shōhei Fujiki (I) 1.9%
Yoshitada Kōnoike LDP
Nara 1 Yukihisa Yoshida DPJ Incumbent retired
LDP pickup
Shōgo Arai (LDP) 43.9%
Takeshi Maeda (DPJ) 39.2%
Shōji Kamano (JCP) 8.2%
Yukiko Sugita (SDP) 6.6%
Yasuhiro Okai (LL) 2.2%
Wakayama 1 Hiroshige Sekō LDP Incumbent re-elected Hiroshige Sekō (LDP) 67.7%
Fuminori Kimura (DPJ) 14.7%
Yasuhisa Hara (JCP) 13.7%
Toyoko Nishioka (LL) 3.9%
Tottori 1 Takayoshi Tsuneda LDP Incumbent re-elected Takayoshi Tsuneda (LDP) 56.5%
Makoto Satō (DPJ) 22.4%
Tomoko Ichitani (JCP) 10.9%
Satomi Yamamoto (SDP) 7.0%
Masashi Yamaguchi (LL) 3.2%
Shimane 1 Shuntarō Kageyama LDP Incumbent re-elected Shuntarō Kageyama (LDP) 68.1%
Kazuhisa Hamaguchi (DPJ) 18.7%
Katsuhiko Gotō (JCP) 9.1%
Junko Nakashima (LL) 4.0%
Okayama 1 Toranosuke Katayama LDP 1 seat lost by reapportionment
LDP incumbent re-elected
DPJ incumbent lost re-election
Toranosuke Katayama (LDP) 61.0%
Mie Ishida (DPJ) 28.8%
Hisaki Moriwaki (JCP) 8.2%
Keiko Asawa (LL) 2.0%
Yukihisa Yoshida DPJ
Hiroshima 2 Kensei Mizote LDP LDP incumbent re-elected
DPJ incumbent lost re-election
LDP pickup
Takeaki Kashimura (I) 36.4%
Kensei Mizote (LDP) 31.9%
Kenji Sugekawa (DPJ) 17.0%
Kimiko Kurihara (NSP) 6.5%
Satoshi Fujimoto (JCP) 6.1%
Hidemi Yamada (LL) 2.0%
Kenji Sugekawa DPJ
Yamaguchi 1 Yoshimasa Hayashi LDP Incumbent re-elected Yoshimasa Hayashi (LDP) 61.4%
Susumu Iwamoto (DPJ) 25.5%
Tomoyuki Uonaga (JCP) 9.3%
Tadao Sasaki (LL) 2.2%
Tsuyoshi Nakashima (Ishin) 1.5%
Tokushima 1 Shūji Kitaoka LDP Incumbent re-elected Shūji Kitaoka (LDP) 54.3%
Kiyoshi Kimura (DPJ) 31.8%
Hitoshi Fujita (JCP) 7.2%
Chiyoko Takagai (NSP) 5.4%
Kōichi Maekawa (LL) 1.3%
Kagawa 1 Kenji Manabe LDP Incumbent re-elected Kenji Manabe (LDP) 62.1%
Midori Nagura (I) 18.9%
Yōko Shirakawa (JCP) 14.2%
Mie Tanaka (LL) 4.9%
Ehime 1 Katsutsugu Sekiya LDP Incumbent re-elected Katsutsugu Sekiya (LDP) 61.0%
Takashi Shimakawa (I) 25.8%
Hisao Yamamoto (JCP) 8.4%
Yoshiko Oguri (LL) 4.8%
Kōchi 1 Kōhei Tamura LDP Incumbent re-elected Kōhei Tamura (LDP) 40.0%
Hajime Hirota (I) 30.3%
Kumi Nakamura (DPJ) 16.6%
Sachi Nakane (JCP) 12.1%
Kiyotaka Maeda (LL) 0.9%
Southern Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party – endorsments)
Vote share
Fukuoka 2 Kentarō Koba Kōmeitō Kōmeitō incumbent retired
SDP incumbent lost re-election
LDP pickup
Masaji Matsuyama (LDP) 30.6%
Tsukasa Iwamoto (DPJ) 16.7%
Chū Furukawa (I) 16.3%
Shigeko Mieno (SDP) 12.7%
Jun'ichirō Koga (LP) 10.3%
Toyoomi Tsuno (JCP) 7.9%
Yukimi Kamemoto (WP) 3.9%
Miyoko Jōno (LL) 1.6%
Shigeko Mieno SDP LDP gains top tōsen
DPJ pickup
Saga 1 Takao Jinnouchi LDP Incumbent re-elected Takao Jinnouchi (LDP) 65.0%
Yasuhiro Fujino (DPJ) 23.2%
Yasutoshi Kamimura (JCP) 7.3%
Yasuhiro Fukagawa (LL) 4.5%
Nagasaki 1 Tadashi Taura LDP Incumbent re-elected Tadashi Taura (LDP) 53.4%
Yūji Mitsuno (I) 29.3%
Kōtarō Tanaka (I) 6.9%
Kimiko Ogawa (JCP) 6.6%
Sachiko Matsumoto (LL) 3.8%
Kumamoto 1 Hirohide Uozumi Independent 1 seat lost by reapportionment
Independent incumbent retired
LDP incumbent re-elected
Issei Miura (LDP) 55.5%
Mariko Kōyama (DPJ) 34.8%
Etsuko Nishikawa (JCP) 5.4%
Kazuo Misumi (LL) 2.5%
Hirofumi Ishida (NSP) 1.8%
Issei Miura LDP
Ōita 1 Keigi Kajiwara SDP Incumbent lost re-election
LDP pickup
Hiroko Gotō (LDP) 49.4%
Keigi Kajiwara (SDP) 43.4%
Masami Doi (JCP) 5.2%
Kayoko Kōno (LL) 2.1%
Miyazaki 1 Motoi Nagamine LDP Incumbent lost re-election
LDP hold
Toshifumi Kosehira (LDP) 35.3%
Haruo Higashi (I) 30.5%
Motoi Nagamine (I) 27.5%
Hiromitsu Baba (JCP) 4.1%
Yutaka Kohata (LL) 2.6%
Kagoshima 1 Kaname Kamada LDP 1 seat lost by reapportionment
Incumbents retired
LDP hold
Yoshito Kajiya (LDP) 55.7%
Masahiro Futamure (I) 27.9%
Mitsuhiro Yanagida (I) 7.4%
Haruki Yamaguchi (JCP) 4.7%
Kyōko Hata (NSP) 4.2%
Wataru Kubo DPJ
Okinawa 1 Teruya Kantoku Independent Incumbent lost re-election
LDP pickup
Junshirō Nishime (LDP – Kōmeitō, CP) 47.7%
Teruya Kantoku (I – DPJ, LP, SDP, OSMP, LL) 44.0%
Sōgi Kayō (JCP) 8.3%

References[edit]

  • Mahendra Prakash (2004), Coalition Experience in Japanese Politics: 1993-2003, New Delhi: JNU[1].
  1. ^ Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications: 比例代表党派別得票数
  2. ^ Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications: 比例代表党派別名簿登載者別得票数、当選人数
  3. ^ Results of the 19th House of Councillors election
  4. ^ MIC: Results of the 19th regular House of Councillors election