Japanese House of Councillors election, 2004

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Japanese House of Councillors election, 2004
Japan
2001 ←
July 11, 2004 → 2007

121 (73 SNTV, 48 proportional) of 242 seats in the House of Councillors
  First party Second party
  Koizumi 2010 cropped.png Minister Okada.jpg
Leader Junichiro Koizumi Katsuya Okada
Party Liberal Democratic Democratic
Last election 111 59
Seats won 115 82
Seat change +4 +23
Popular vote 16,797,684
(result for 48 PR seats)
21,138,032
(result for 48 PR seats)
Percentage 30.0%
(result for 48 PR seats)
37.8%
(result for 48 PR seats)

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seats won by

- DPJ - LDP - New Kōmeitō
- SDP - Independent factions - No election

Elections to the House of Councillors, the upper house of the legislature of Japan, were held on July 11, 2004. The House of Councillors consists of 242 members who serve six-year terms. Approximately half the members are elected every three years. At these elections 121 members were elected. Of these 73 were elected from the 47 prefectural districts and 48 were elected from a nationwide list by proportional representation.

Parties[edit]

Results[edit]

The opposition Democratic Party won a plurality of the popular vote and seats contested in the election, sweeping the liberal urban areas. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party failed to win in its strongholds but once more received most of its support from the agrarian areas. New Kōmeitō did well, reaching its goals, as did the Social Democratic Party. The Japanese Communist Party did not reach its goals, while independents won the rest of the seats. The Liberal League and Midori no kaigi failed to win any seats.


e • d Summary of the 11 July 2004 Japanese House of Councillors election results
Alliances and parties PR Votes  % Prefectural seats 2004 Proportional seats 2004 elected in 2001 +/- Total seats +/-
Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) Minshutō 21,138,032 37.8 31 19 32 +5 82 +12
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Jiyū Minshutō 16,797,684 30.0 34 15 66 -2 115 -1
New Komeito Party (NKP) Shin Kōmeitō 8,621,267 15.4 3 8 13 +1 24 +1
Japanese Communist Party (JCP) Nihon Kyōsantō 4,363,107 7.8 - 4 5 -4 9 -11
Social Democratic Party (SDP) Shakai Minshutō 2,990,667 5.2 - 2 3 0 5 0
Others 2,022,134 3.6 5 - 2 0 7 +4
Total (turnout 56.4 %)   73 48 121 242
Source: Adam Carr's Electoral Archive (2004) and [1] (2001)

Complete list of prefectural races[edit]

Elected candidates in bold

Compiled from JANJAN's "The Senkyo"[1] and MIC 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 (1998).
  • Niigata is counted as an SDP hold because the elected Councillor joined the SDP parliamentary group.
Northern Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party)
Vote share
Hokkaidō 2 Naoki Minezaki DPJ Incumbents re-elected
LDP gains top tōsen
Yoshio Nakagawa (LDP) 26.7%
Naoki Minezaki (DPJ) 22.3%
Masahito Nishikawa (DPJ) 19.9%
Muneo Suzuki (I) 17.5%
Chiharu Oka (JCP) 9.2%
Keiko Yamauchi (SDP) 3.8%
Nobuhito Sendai (Ishin) 0.7%
Yoshio Nakagawa LDP
Aomori 1 Masami Tanabu DPJ Incumbent re-elected Masami Tanabu (DPJ) 47.5%
Hidenori Nara (LDP – Kōmeitō) 40.4%
Hiroaki Takayanagi (JCP) 6.2%
Hiroshi Inoue (SDP) 5.9%
Iwate 1 Motoo Shiina "Independent Assembly" Incumbent retired
DPJ pickup
Ryō Shuhama (DPJ) 48.5%
Yōsuke Takahashi (I – LDP, Ind. Ass.) 39.6%
Kunihiko Takehana (SDP) 6.7%
Akio Wakayama (JCP) 5.2%
Miyagi 2 Mitsuru Sakurai DPJ Incumbents re-elected
LDP gains top tōsen
Ichirō Ichikawa (LDP) 38.4%
Mitsuru Sakurai (DPJ) 37.8%
Ikuko Endō (JCP) 9.8%
Toshiaki Sugawara (I) 8.6%
Katsuo Okita (SDP) 5.4%
Ichirō Ichikawa LDP
Akita 1 Shigenobu Saitō LDP Incumbent lost re-election
Independent pickup
Yōetsu Suzuki (I) 50.2%
Shigenobu Saitō (LDP) 42.9%
Kazunobu Imagawa (JCP) 7.0%
Yamagata 1 Kōichi Kishi LDP Incumbent re-elected Kōichi Kishi (LDP) 46.8%
Yasue Funayama (DPJ) 36.8%
Masahiro Kimura (SDP) 7.1%
Masayuki Satō (JCP) 5.4%
Fukushima 2 Yūhei Satō DPJ Incumbents re-elected Yūhei Satō (DPJ) 45.4%
Mitsuhide Iwaki (LDP) 41.5%
Yumiko Abe (JCP) 13.1%
Mitsuhide Iwaki LDP
Eastern and Central Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party – endorsments)
Vote share
Ibaraki 2 Akira Gunji DPJ Incumbents re-elected
LDP gains top tōsen
Hiroshi Okada (LDP) 50.5%
Akira Gunji (LDP) 41.3%
Takeo Taya (JCP) 8.2%
Hiroshi Okada LDP
Tochigi 2 Susumu Yanase DPJ Incumbents re-elected Susumu Yanase (DPJ) 49.2%
Tetsurō Yano (LDP) 42.1%
Setsuko Nomura (JCP) 8.7%
Tetsurō Yano LDP
Gunma 2 Hirofumi Nakasone LDP LDP incumbent re-elected
LDP incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
DPJ gains top tōsen
Yukio Tomioka (DPJ) 34.5%
Hirofumi Nakasone (LDP) 30.3%
Kōsei Ueno (LDP) 29.4%
Shinmei Ogasawara (JCP) 5.8%
Kōsei Ueno LDP
Saitama 3 Masakazu Sekiguchi LDP LDP incumbent re-elected
DPJ and JCP incumbents retired
DPJ hold
Kōmeitō pickup
DPJ gains top tōsen
Chiyako Shimada (DPJ) 28.4%
Masakazu Sekiguchi (LDP) 24.8%
Makoto Nishida (Kōmeitō) 18.6%
Hayato Yuge (DPJ) 12.8%
Sachiyo Abe (JCP) 11.9%
Fumihiro Himori (SDP) 3.4%
Renzō Togashi JCP
Toshio Fujii DPJ
Chiba 2 Wakako Hironaka DPJ Incumbents re-elected Wakako Hironaka (DPJ) 49.1%
Kazuyasu Shiina (LDP) 39.0%
Fumiko Asano (JCP) 11.9%
Kazuyasu Shiina LDP
Tokyo 4 Toshio Ogawa DPJ Kōmeitō, JCP and Green incumbents retired
LDP pickup
LDP gains top tōsen
Masaharu Nakagawa (LDP) 18.3%
Toshio Ogawa (DPJ) 17.9%
Renhō (DPJ) 16.7%
Yūji Sawa (Kōmeitō) 14.9%
Yukio Aoshima (I) 10.7%
Jun'ichirō Imamura (JCP) 8.2%
Teruaki Masumoto (I) 6.9%
Naoto Nakagawa (SDP) 3.2%
Tetsu Ueda (I) 3.0%
Hisayoshi Matsumura (Ishin) 0.2%
Mitsuo Matayoshi (WECP) 0.2%
Toshiko Hamayotsu Kōmeitō
Miyo Inoue JCP DPJ incumbent re-elected
Kōmeitō hold
DPJ pickup
Atsuo Nakamura "Green Conference"
Kanagawa 3 Keiichirō Asao DPJ DPJ incumbents re-elected
JCP incumbent lost re-election
LDP pickup
LDP gains top tōsen
Akio Koizumi (LDP) 33.2%
Keiichirō Asao (DPJ) 23.4%
Keiko Chiba (DPJ) 23.0%
Kimie Hatano (JCP) 10.9%
Keiko Ueda (SDP) 7.0%
Hajime Manabe (I) 1.9%
Isao Kawakubo (Ishin) 0.6%
Kimie Hatano JCP
Keiko Chiba DPJ
Niigata 2 Naoki Tanaka LDP LDP incumbent re-elected
SDP incumbent retired
SDP hold
SDP gains top tōsen
Masamichi Kondō (I – DPJ, SDP) 34.9%
Naoki Tanaka (LDP) 29.9%
Ichirō Tsukada (LDP) 26.1%
Kayoko Kuwahara (JCP) 9.1%
Kinuko Ōbuchi SDP
Toyama 1 Masaaki Tanibayashi DPJ Incumbent lost re-election
LDP pickup
Tsunenori Kawai (LDP) 46.3%
Masaaki Tanibayashi (DPJ) 37.2%
Akira Ogawa (SDP) 11.3%
Toshihiko Ueda (JCP) 5.2%
Ishikawa 1 Sōta Iwamoto "Independent Assembly" Incumbent retired
LDP pickup
Naoki Okada (LDP) 56.1%
Takashi Katō (DPJ) 36.6%
Masayuki Satō (JCP) 7.3%
Fukui 1 Masaaki Yamazaki LDP Incumbent re-elected Masaaki Yamazaki (LDP) 56.0%
Makiko Isokawa (DPJ) 37.7%
Kunihiro Uno (JCP) 6.2%
Yamanashi 1 Azuma Koshiishi DPJ Incumbent re-elected Azuma Koshiishi (DPJ) 55.1%
Kenshi Ōshiba (I) 37.1%
Hitoshi Hanada (JCP) 7.8%
Nagano 2 Toshimi Kitazawa DPJ Incumbents re-elected Toshimi Kitazawa (DPJ) 40.9%
Masatoshi Wakabayashi (LDP) 27.2%
Norihisa Yamaguchi (JCP) 11.5%
Wakako Yamaguchi (SDP) 10.4%
Roppei Hori (I) 9.9%
Masatoshi Wakabayashi LDP
Gifu 2 Iwao Matsuda LDP Incumbents re-elected Iwao Matsuda (LDP) 44.5%
Yasuo Yamashita (DPJ) 43.8%
Takao Katō (JCP) 11.7%
Yasuo Yamashita DPJ
Shizuoka 2 Tōru Ueno DPJ Incumbents lost re-election
LDP and DPJ hold
LDP gains top tōsen
Yukiko Sakamoto (LDP) 29.3%
Yūji Fujimoto (DPJ) 21.6%
Tōru Ueno (DPJ) 21.2%
Yoshihiko Yamashita (LDP) 20.1%
Yukihiro Shimazu (JCP) 7.8%
Yoshihiko Yamashita LDP
Aichi 3 Yoshitake Kimata DPJ DPJ incumbents re-elected
JCP incumbent lost re-election
LDP pickup
LDP gains top tōsen
Katsuhito Asano (LDP) 28.2%
Taisuke Satō (DPJ) 25.4%
Yoshitake Kimata (DPJ) 23.0%
Hiroko Hatta (JCP) 14.3%
Yasuo Koida (I) 6.1%
Kenji Sasaki (I) 2.4%
Yoshifumi Hayashida (Ishin) 0.7%
Taisuke Satō DPJ
Hiroko Hatta JCP
Mie 1 Jūrō Saitō LDP Incumbent retired
DPJ pickup
Hirokazu Shiba (DPJ) 52.1%
Kenji Tsuda (LDP) 41.0%
Takeshi Nakano (JCP) 6.8%
Western Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party – endorsments)
Vote share
Shiga 1 Eisuke Kawamoto LDP Incumbent retired
DPJ pickup
Kumiko Hayashi (DPJ) 48.0%
Ken'ichirō Ueno (LDP) 41.5%
Toshirō Hayashi (JCP) 10.5%
Kyōto 2 Tetsurō Fukuyama DPJ DPJ incumbent re-elected
JCP incumbent lost re-election
LDP pickup
Tetsurō Fukuyama (DPJ) 43.8%
Satoshi Ninoyu (LDP) 32.4%
Tokiko Nishiyama (JCP) 23.8%
Tokiko Nishiyama JCP
Ōsaka 3 Kiyoshi Nishikawa Dainiin Club Kōmeitō incumbent re-elected
Dainiin incumbent retired
JCP incumbent lost reelection
DPJ pickup
Motoyuki Odachi (DPJ) 24.9%
Eiichi Yamashita (Kōmeitō) 21.8%
Issei Kitagawa (LDP) 20.1%
Kiyomi Tsujimoto (I) 19.7%
Takeshi Miyamoto (JCP) 12.1%
Yoshio Masuda (I) 1.0%
Toyokazu Ōkido (Ishin) 0.4%
Eiichi Yamashita Kōmeitō
Takeshi Miyamoto JCP LDP pickup
DPJ gains top tōsen
Hyōgo 2 Shōji Motooka DPJ DPJ incumbent retired
JCP incumbent lost re-election
DPJ hold
LDP pickup
Shun'ichi Mizuoka (DPJ) 38.6%
Shinsuke Suematsu (LDP) 33.5%
Tatsumi Ōsawa (JCP) 14.0%
Kazumi Hara (I) 7.3%
Ichizō Miyamoto (I) 4.7%
Kōjin Katakami (I) 1.9%
Tatsumi Ōsawa JCP
Nara 1 Minao Hattori LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Kiyoshige Maekawa (DPJ) 48.9%
Minao Hattori (LDP) 41.1%
Yoshinori Mameda (JCP) 10.0%
Wakayama 1 Yōsuke Tsuruho LDP Incumbent re-elected Yōsuke Tsuruho (LDP) 53.8%
Shika Kawajō (DPJ) 35.1%
Hideaki Kunishige (JCP) 9.9%
Yoshiya Seki (Ishin) 1.2%
Tottori 1 Kōtarō Tamura LDP Incumbent re-elected Kōtarō Tamura (LDP) 49.7%
Masahide Tsuchiya (DPJ) 37.6%
Tomoko Ichitani (JCP) 12.7%
Shimane 1 Mikio Aoki LDP Incumbent re-elected Mikio Aoki (LDP) 62.1%
Itaru Gōdo (DPJ) 30.3%
Katsuhiko Gotō (JCP) 7.5%
Okayama 1 Satsuki Eda DPJ 1 seat lost by reapportionment
DPJ incumbent re-elected
LDP incumbent lost re-election
Satsuki Eda (DPJ) 55.7%
Norifumi Katō (LDP) 39.0%
Kanji Uemoto (JCP) 5.3%
Norifumi Katō LDP
Hiroshima 2 Ikuo Kamei LDP Incumbents re-elected
DPJ gains top tōsen
Minoru Yanagida (DPJ) 42.6%
Ikuo Kamei (LDP) 41.3%
Mitsuo Okamoto (I) 9.1%
Satoshi Fujimoto (JCP) 7.1%
Minoru Yanagida DPJ
Yamaguchi 1 Masuo Matsuoka DPJ Incumbent retired
LDP pickup
Nobuo Kishi (LDP) 49.1%
Hiroko Ōizumi (DPJ) 41.9%
Sadayoshi Yoshida (JCP) 6.0%
Shigeo Hiramatsu (I) 1.8%
Seiichirō Hirata (Ishin) 1.1%
Tokushima 1 Sekiko Takahashi "Green Conference" Incumbent retired
LDP pickup
Masakatsu Koike (LDP) 47.1%
Kyōko Tōjō (DPJ) 43.3%
Takayuki Kubo (JCP) 9.6%
Kagawa 1 Toshio Yamauchi LDP Incumbent re-elected Toshio Yamauchi (LDP) 46.6%
Emiko Uematsu (DPJ) 45.0%
Michiko Chikaishi (JCP) 8.3%
Ehime 1 Takeshi Noma LDP Incumbent retired
LDP hold
Junzō Yamamoto (LDP) 49.4%
Masamitsu Saitō (DPJ) 42.0%
Masahiro Sakane (JCP) 8.6%
Kōchi 1 Hiroyuki Morishita LDP Incumbent lost re-election
Independent pickup
Hajime Hirota (I) 43.6%
Hiroyuki Morishita (LDP) 35.7%
Sachi Nakane (JCP) 14.3%
Yumiko Matsuoka (I) 6.4%
Southern Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party – endorsments)
Vote share
Fukuoka 2 Kazuo Hirotomo Kōmeitō Kōmeitō incumbent retired
LDP incumbent re-elected
DPJ pickup
DPJ gains top tōsen
Tsutomu Ōkubo (DPJ) 40.6%
Gōtarō Yoshimura (LDP) 30.7%
Chū Furukawa (I) 12.5%
Toyoomi Tsuno (JCP) 8.8%
Kunihiro Etō (I) 4.7%
Yutaka Fujimoto (I) 1.8%
Tomotada Ishihara (Ishin) 0.9%
Gōtarō Yoshimura LDP
Saga 1 Hiromi Iwanaga LDP Incumbent re-elected Hiromi Iwanaga (LDP) 47.7%
Minoru Kawasaki (DPJ) 42.9%
Akemi Mutō (JCP) 9.5%
Nagasaki 1 Sōichirō Matsutani LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Tadashi Inuzuka (DPJ) 49.5%
Sōichirō Matsutani (LDP) 43.6%
Toshihiro Haraguchi (JCP) 6.8%
Kumamoto 1 Ryōichi Honda DPJ 1 seat lost by reapportionment
LDP incumbent re-elected
DPJ incumbent lost re-election
Hitoshi Kimura (LDP) 48.9%
Ryōichi Honda (DPJ) 44.3%
Nobuhiro Yamamoto (JCP) 6.8%
Hitoshi Kimura LDP
Ōita 1 Toshiya Nakamichi LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Shin'ya Adachi (DPJ) 54.8%
Toshiya Nakamichi (LDP) 38.7%
Masaru Ono (JCP) 4.6%
Kunio Fujiki 1.9%
Miyazaki 1 Mitsuhiro Uesugi LDP Incumbent lost re-election
Independent pickup
Shinpei Matsushita (I) 48.5%
Mitsuhiro Uesugi (LDP) 45.6%
Hiromitsu Baba (JCP) 5.9%
Kagoshima 1 Hiroshi Moriyama LDP 1 seat lost by reapportionment
Incumbent retired
LDP hold
Tetsurō Nomura (LDP) 53.2%
Inao Minayoshi (DPJ) 36.9%
Katsuko Iwaizako (JCP) 9.9%
vacant
(last held by Kichio Inoue, LDP)
Okinawa 1 Sōkō Shimabuku "Independent Assembly" Incumbent retired
Independent (OSMP) pickup
Keiko Itokazu (I) 58.9%
Masatoshi Onaga (LDP) 41.1%

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