List of members of the House of Representatives of Japan, 2009–12

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45th House of Representatives (2009)
46th House of Representatives (2012)

This is a list of Representatives elected to the House of Representatives at the 2009 general election, held on 30 August 2009, for the Forty-Fifth election period of the House of Representatives beginning with the 172nd session of the National Diet of Japan.

Composition[edit]

Changes since the opening session[edit]

(as of September 12, 2012)

Note: This list includes not only the net result, but all gains and losses by parliamentary group except for very short transitional periods as an independent. Example: Kaoru Yosano who was a Liberal Democrat in the opening session and is an independent as of April 2012 shows up eight times: he (1.) left the LDP, (2.) co-founded the SPJ, (3.) left the SPJ, (4.) became an independent, (5.) stopped being an independent, (6.) joined the DPJ group, (7.) left the DPJ group and (8.) became an independent.

  • Democratic Party – Independent Club (election result by party: DPJ 308, NPN 1, NPD 1; strength in the opening session of the 172nd Diet: 312)
    • left: Yokomichi (elected Speaker), Ishikawa, Y. Tanaka, Kawakami (resigned), C. Kobayashi (resigned), Hide. Gotō (resigned), Masazumi Nakajima, M. Suzuki (election invalid), Y. Ishida (resigned), Y. Satō, Matsuki, Yokokume, Yosano, Masaki Nakajima, Chūgo, Ishida, M. Kobayashi, Miwa, Y. Saitō, Toyoda, Uchiyama, K. Watanabe, Yoshihiko Watanabe, Asano, Hirayama, T. Kiuchi, T. Taira, Takamura, I. Ozawa, Aihara, Aoki, Azuma, A. Ishii, Y. Ishihara, K. Ōtani, Ōyama, Ōta, Okajima, E. Okamoto, Kasahara, Ken. Kaneko, Kawashima, Take. Kimura, Kikuchi, Kyōno, Kumagai, Kuroda, Ya. Komiyama, T. Koga, Zukeran, Sugekawa, K. Suzuki, K. Takamatsu, D. Tamaki, Nakanowatari, Hagihara, K. Hata, Hidaka, K. Fukushima, Maki, T. Matsuzaki, Miyake, F. Murakami, K. Yamaoka, Yokoyama, G. Katō, Nakatsugawa, K. Kobayashi, T. Koizumi
    • joined: Nakaya (proportional replacement), Tsujimoto, Asano (PR replacement), Yosano, Miura (PR replacement)
  • Liberal Democratic Party – Assembly of Independents (election result: LDP 119; strength in opening session: 119)
    • left: S. Etō (elected Vice-Speaker), K. Hatoyama, Yosano, H. Sonoda, Machimura (resigned), Ōmura, Matsunami
    • joined: Nakamura, Imazu (PR replacement), Machimura (by-election), Mochizuki (PR replacement), Niwa (by-election), M. Kiuchi, R. Koizumi
  • People's Life first – Kizuna (Founded as Kokumin no Seikatsu ga Daiichi – Mushozoku no Ayumi, "People's Life First – Path of Independents", until merger with Kizuna group)
    • founding members: I. Ozawa, Aihara, Aoki, Azuma, A. Ishii, Y. Ishihara, K. Ōtani, Ōyama, Ōta, Okajima, E. Okamoto, Kasahara, Ken. Kaneko, Kawashima, Take. Kimura, Kikuchi, Kyōno, Kumagai, Kuroda, Ya. Komiyama, T. Koga, Zukeran, Sugekawa, K. Suzuki, K. Takamatsu, D. Tamaki, Nakanowatari, Hagihara, K. Hata, Hidaka, K. Fukushima, Maki, T. Matsuzaki, Miyake, F. Murakami, K. Yamaoka, Yokoyama
    • joined: G. Katō
    • Kizuna Party (joint parliamentary group since July 2012)
      • founding members: Uchiyama, Chūgo, Ishida, M. Kobayashi, Miwa, Y. Saitō, Toyoda, K. Watanabe, Yoshihiko Watanabe
  • Kōmeitō (election result: Kōmeitō 21; strength in opening session: 21)
    • left: Kanzaki (resigned)
    • joined: Tōyama (PR replacement)
  • Japanese Communist Party (election result: JCP 9; strength in opening session: 9)
    • no changes
  • Social Democratic Party – Citizen's Alliance (election result: SDP 7; strength in opening session: 7)
    • left: Tsujimoto
  • Your Party (election result: YP 5; strength in opening session: 5)
    • no changes
  • Tax Cuts Japan – Peace
    • founding members: T. Koizumi, K. Kobayashi, Y. Satō, T. Taira
  • Reform Group of Independents
    • founding members: T. Kiuchi, Masaki Nakajima, Yokokume
    • joined: Nakatsugawa
  • People's New Party – Group of Independents (election result: PNP 3; strength in opening session: 3; joint "People's New Party – New Party Nippon" group from 2010 to 2012)
    • joined: Y. Tanaka, Masazumi Nakajima, Hirayama
    • left: Y. Tanaka, Kamei, Matsushita (died)
  • New Party Daichi – True Democrats
    • founding members: Asano, Matsuki, Ishikawa
  • Sunrise Party of Japan
    • founding members: Hiranuma, H. Sonoda, Yosano
    • left: Yosano
  • Kokueki to Kokumin no Seikatsu o mamoru Kai ("Hiranuma group"; strength in opening session: 3)
    • left: Hiranuma
    • remaining at time of merger into LDP group: M. Kiuchi, R. Koizumi
  • Independents (election result: I 6; strength in opening session: 1)
    • became independents: Yokomichi (Speaker), S. Etō (Vice-Speaker), Ishikawa, K. Hatoyama, Tsujimoto, Masazumi Nakajima, Ōmura, Yosano, Doi, Y. Satō, Matsuki, Yokokume, Yosano, Masaki Nakajima, Kamei, Y. Tanaka, Hirayama, T. Kiuchi, T. Taira, Takamura, Matsunami
    • stopped being independents: Nakamura, Tsujimoto, Yosano, Ōmura (resigned), Masazumi Nakajima, Matsuki, Ishikawa, Hirayama, Takamura (resigned), T. Kiuchi, Masaki Nakajima, Yokokume, Y. Satō, T. Taira

List of Representatives elected in the general election[edit]

As of 16 September 2009 (opening session of the 172nd (special) Diet after election of House of Representatives Speaker, Vice-Speaker and Prime Minister)
Note: Affiliation among Representatives elected may change at any given time.

The Government[edit]

Democratic Party (311 members)[edit]

People's New Party (4 Members)[edit]

The Opposition[edit]

Liberal Democratic Party (118 members)[edit]

Komeito Party (21 Members)[edit]

Japan Communist Party (9 Members)[edit]

Social Democratic Party / Citizen's Alliance (7 Members)[edit]

Your Party (5 Members)[edit]

Group for upholding national interest and citizens' livelihoods (3 Members)[edit]

Independents (3 Members)[edit]

List of Representatives elected in the general election as proportional replacements[edit]

List of Representatives elected in by-elections[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]