2007 Japanese House of Councillors election

The 21st Elections to the House of Councillors (第21回参議院議員通常選挙, Dainijūikkai Sangiingiin Tsūjōsenkyo) for the upper house of the legislature of Japan were held on July 29, 2007.[1][2] The date was originally to be July 22, but the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) decided in mid-June to extend the session of the House for a week to finish up legislative business; this step was criticised due to the short-term delay.[3]

2007 Japanese House of Councillors election

July 29, 2007

121 (of the 242) seats in the House of Councillors
122 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Ichirō Ozawa Shinzō Abe Akihiro Ota
Party Democratic Liberal Democratic Komeito
Leader since 7 April 2006 20 September 2006 30 September 2006
Last election 82 seats, 37.8% 115 seats, 30.0% 24 seats, 15.4%
Seats after 109 83 20
Seat change 28 27 3
Popular vote 23,256,247 16,544,671 7,765,329
Percentage 39.5% 28.1% 13.2%
Swing 1.7% 1.9% 3.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Kazuo Shii Mizuho Fukushima Tamisuke Watanuki
Party Communist Social Democratic People's New
Leader since 24 November 2000 15 November 2003 17 August 2005
Last election 9 seats, 7.8% 5 seats, 5.4% New party
Seats after 7 5 4
Seat change 2 1 0
Popular vote 4,407,932 2,634,713 1,269,209
Percentage 7.5% 4.5% 2.2%
Swing 0.3% 0.9% N/A

  Seventh party
Leader Yasuo Tanaka
Party New Party Nippon
Leader since 21 August 2005
Last election New party
Seats after 1
Seat change 1
Popular vote 1,770,707
Percentage 3.0%
Swing N/A

Seats won by

– Independent factions

– No election

President of the House of Councillors before election

Chikage Oogi
Liberal Democratic

Elected President of the House of Councillors

Satsuki Eda

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The House of Councillors consists of 242 members who serve six-year terms. Approximately half the members are elected every three years. The last election took place in 2004 when Junichiro Koizumi, Abe's predecessor, was in office.

The house ended its 166th session on July 5, 2007, marking the unofficial beginning of campaign. The official campaign began on July 12.[4]

The ruling coalition of Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito lost control, creating the first divided Diet (opposition control of the House of Councillors) since 1999. The LDP became the second party for the first time, while the DPJ became first party for the first time.


The DPJ had 79 seats (82 including shin-ryokufukai) after the 2004 Upper House elections, winning 50 out of the 121 up for election, gaining 12, compared to the LDP's 49. As of February 17, 2007, the DPJ held 82 seats to the LDP's 111.

Ichirō Ozawa, the leader of the DPJ, addressed a workers' May Day rally in Yoyogi Park on April 28, 2007 setting out the party's agenda for the election. He pledged that the key policy areas would be an end to 'self-righteous' government, pension and medical reforms, and that the DPJ would 'stand in the shoes of workers, residents, and taxpayers'.

Reports throughout 2007 showed Shinzō Abe's approval ratings falling,[5] and public support for the DPJ's position on the recent pension scandal.[6] Several other scandals right up until the start of official campaigning did not improve the outlook for the LDP.[1]

Political issues


According to results by NHK, the LDP lost its majority in the Upper House. Meanwhile, the DPJ managed to gain the largest margin since its formation in 1996.[7] LDP's coalition partner New Komeito lost 3 of its twelve seats.[7][8] Although the opposition made it clear that they intended to officially ask for Abe's resignation, he vowed to "continue pitching" for leadership.[9]

Most of the candidates who received international coverage were defeated in the elections - including Alberto Fujimori, Kaori Tahara, Kanako Otsuji, Yoshiro Nakamatsu, and Yuko Tojo.[10] Notable candidates who were elected included iconoclastic former Nagano governor Yasuo Tanaka, who achieved one seat for his own New Party Nippon, and ethnic Finn Marutei Tsurunen, who was re-elected with the sixth-highest vote count on the DPJ party list.

The election resulted in the removal of numerous LDP councillors representing doctors, dentists, the construction industry and other special interest groups. Historically, such individuals had been elected solely by the votes of members of their own industries.[11]


Summary of the 29 July 2007 Japanese House of Councillors election results[12]
Parties Prefectural constituency voteNational PR vote Elected in 2007Not upTotal seats+/−[13]
Votes[14]%Seats Votes[15]%Seats
   Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Jiyū Minshutō 18,606,193.00031.3523 16,544,69628.114 37468327
New Komeito Party (NKP) Kōmeitō 3,534,672.0005.962 7,762,32413.27 911203
Ruling centre-right coalition 22,140,865.00037.3125 24,307,02041.321 465710330
   Democratic Party (DPJ) Minshutō 24,006,817.69340.4540 23,256,24239.520 604910928
Social Democratic Party (SDP) Shakai Minshutō 1,352,018.0002.280 2,637,7164.52 2351
People's New Party (PNP) Kokumin Shintō 1,111,005.0001.871 1,269,2202.21 2240
New Party Nippon (NPN) Shintō Nippon 1,770,6973.01 1011
Centre-left opposition 26,469,840.69344.6041 28,933,87549.124 655411928
   Japanese Communist Party (JCP) Nihon Kyōsantō 5,164,572.1848.700 4,407,9377.53 3472
Others 477,182.4720.800 1,264,8412.10 0000
Independents[16] 5,095,168.4608.597 76136
Total 59,347,628.809 100.00 73 58,913,700 100.00 48 121 121 242 2
Turnout[17] 58.64% 58.63%

Proportional preference vote


Party Party list votes PR votes total Top elected PR candidates with preference votes
Democratic Party (DPJ) Minshutō 18,829,33523,256,242.307 Kumiko Aihara507,787.000Saori Yoshikawa306,575.000Ai Aoki297,034.000
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Jiyū Minshutō 10,543,57416,544,696.515 Yōichi Masuzoe470,571.000Toshio Yamada449,182.000Kyoko Nakayama385,909.714
New Komeito Party (NKP) Shin Kōmeitō 3,520,4177,765,324.212 Kanae Yamamoto1,027,546.325Kentaro Koba706,993.000Hiroshi Yamamoto619,837.396
Japanese Communist Party (JCP) Nihon Kyōsantō 3,931,5424,407,937.067 Satoshi Inoue189,456.000Tomoko Kami76,877.832Yoshiki Yamashita55,912.849
Social Democratic Party (SDP) Shakai Minshutō 1,981,2162,634,716.554 Seiji Mataichi218,850.049Tokushin Yamauchi145,666.597
People's New Party (PNP) Kokumin Shintō 679,0541,269,220.927 Shozaburo Jimi117,590.000
New Party Nippon (NPN) Shintō Nippon 1,141,1961,770,697.114 Yasuo Tanaka458,211.810
Others 910,7391,264,848.987

Complete list of prefectural races

Elected candidates in bold


  • 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 (2001).
  • Akita, Toyama, Ehime and Miyazaki are counted as a DPJ/PNP pickups because the elected Councillors joined the DPJ/PNP parliamentary group shortly after the election.
  • Gifu is counted as a LDP hold because the elected Councillor re-joined the LDP shortly after the election.
  • In Kanagawa, the LDP's Yutaka Kobayashi was disqualified for violating the law on elections for public office. Because the seat fell vacant within three months of the regular election fourth ranking Akira Matsu (Kōmeitō) was elected without vote (kuriage-tōsen).


Northern Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party – endorsements)
Vote share
Hokkaidō 2 Chūichi Date LDP Incumbents re-elected
DPJ gains top tōsen
Katsuya Ogawa (DPJ) 36.0%
Chūichi Date (LDP – Kōmeitō) 26.8%
Kaori Tahara (I – DPJ, PNP, NPD) 22.0%
Kazuya Hatayama (JCP) 7.3%
Hideyoshi Hashiba (I) 3.7%
Takao Asano (SDP) 2.8%
Masayuki Arakawa (I) 0.8%
Nobuhito Sendai (Ishin Seito Shimpū) 0.6%
Katsuya Ogawa DPJ
Aomori 1 Tsutomu Yamazaki LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Kōji Hirayama (DPJ – PNP) 49.0%
Tsutomu Yamazaki (LDP – Kōmeitō) 39.9%
Hidehiko Watanabe (SDP) 6.0%
Hiroaki Takayanagi (JCP) 5.1%
Iwate 1 Tatsuo Hirano DPJ Incumbent re-elected Tatsuo Hirano (DPJ – PNP) 62.6%
Shōichirō Chida (LDP – Kōmeitō) 25.2%
Masahiro Isawa (SDP) 6.8%
Akio Wakayama (JCP) 5.4%
Miyagi 2 Tomiko Okazaki DPJ Incumbents re-elected Tomiko Okazaki (DPJ) 52.7%
Jirō Aichi (LDP – Kōmeitō) 34.5%
Mikio Katō (JCP) 6.9%
Kiyomi Kishida (SDP) 5.9%
Jirō Aichi LDP
Akita 1 Katsutoshi Kaneda LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Daigo Matsuura (I – DPJ, SDP) 50.4%
Katsutoshi Kaneda (LDP) 43.6%
Satoshi Suzuki (JCP) 6.0%
Yamagata 1 Masatoshi Abe LDP Incumbent retired
DPJ pickup
Yasue Funayama (DPJ – PNP) 57.3%
Mieko Shinohara (LDP – Kōmeitō) 36.8%
Masayuki Satō (JCP) 5.9%
Fukushima 2 Toyoaki Ōta LDP Incumbents retired
LDP and DPJ hold
DPJ gains top tōsen
Emi Kaneko (DPJ) 49.9%
Masako Mori (LDP – Kōmeitō) 37.0%
Shizue Miyamoto (JCP) 7.8%
Uzen Ogawa (SDP) 5.4%
Hiroko Wada DPJ
Eastern and Central Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party – endorsements)
Vote share
Ibaraki 2 Yasu Kanō LDP Incumbents retired
LDP and DPJ hold
DPJ gains top tōsen
Yukihisa Fujita (DPJ) 43.4%
Tamon Hasegawa (LDP) 34.3%
Masao Ishizu (I) 9.2%
Takeo Taya (JCP) 6.9%
Toshitaka Kudō (PNP) 4.2%
Hiromitsu Mutō (Kyōsei) 1.9%
Moto Kobayashi DPJ
Tochigi 1 Masayuki Kunii LDP 1 seat lost by reapportionment
LDP incumbent lost re-election
DPJ incumbent re-elected
Hiroyuki Tani (DPJ – PNP) 53.9%
Masayuki Kunii (LDP – Kōmeitō) 41.4%
Kazunori Koike (JCP) 4.7%
Hiroyuki Tani DPJ
Gunma 1 Ichita Yamamoto LDP 1 seat lost by reapportionment
DPJ incumbent retired
LDP incumbent re-elected
Ichita Yamamoto (LDP – Kōmeitō) 62.0%
Kōji Fukuda (PNP – DPJ) 27.0%
Hiroaki Sakai (JCP) 11.1%
Giichi Tsunoda DPJ
Saitama 3 Taizō Satō LDP DPJ incumbent re-elected
LDP incumbent retired
LDP hold
Kōmeitō incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
DPJ gains top tōsen
Kuniko Kōda (DPJ) 23.5%
Toshiharu Furukawa (LDP) 21.6%
Ryūji Yamane (DPJ) 21.0%
Hiroshi Takano (Kōmeitō) 19.7%
Sumiko Ayabe (JCP) 8.7%
Etsuko Matsuzawa (SDP) 3.3%
Tetsuo Sawada (PNP) 2.3%
Hiroshi Takano Kōmeitō
Ryūji Yamane DPJ
Chiba 3 Hiroyuki Kurata LDP Incumbents retired
LDP and DPJ hold
DPJ gains top tōsen
Hiroyuki Nagahama (DPJ) 25.2%
Jun'ichi Ishii (LDP – Kōmeitō) 20.5%
Ken Kagaya (DPJ) 18.1%
Takaki Shirasuka (LDP – Kōmeitō) 14.7%
Fumiko Asano (JCP) 8.1%
Susumu Honma (I) 4.9%
Kazumi Aoki (SDP) 4.7%
Michiko Iwabuchi (PNP) 3.8%
Akira Imaizumi DPJ
  1 seat gained by reapportionment
DPJ pickup
Tokyo 5 Sanzō Hosaka LDP JCP incumbent retired
DPJ and Kōmeitō incumbents re-elected
LDP incumbent lost re-election
LDP hold
DPJ pickup
DPJ gains top tōsen
Masako Ōkawara (DPJ) 18.4%
Natsuo Yamaguchi (Kōmeitō) 13.5%
Kan Suzuki (DPJ) 13.2%
Tamayo Marukawa (LDP) 11.7%
Ryūhei Kawada (I) 11.6%
Sanzō Hosaka (LDP) 11.0%
Tomoko Tamura (JCP) 9.4%
Hitomi Sugiura (SDP) 3.5%
Keiichirō Nakamura (PNP) 2.6%
Dr. NakaMats (I) 1.6%
Kishō Kurokawa (Kyōsei) 1.2%
Yūko Tōjō (I) 1.0%
Nobuyuki Suzuki (Ishin) 0.4%
Kikuo Suda (Halve Parliament) 0.3 %
Toshiaki Kanda (I) 0.2%
5 other candidates 0.5%
Natsuo Yamaguchi Kōmeitō
Kan Suzuki DPJ
Yasuo Ogata JCP
  1 seat gained by reapportionment
Independent pickup
Kanagawa 3 Yutaka Kobayashi LDP LDP incumbent re-elected
LDP incumbent retires
Kōmeitō incumbent lost re-election
2 DPJ pickups
DPJ gains top tōsen
post-election: LDP incumbent disqualified → Kōmeitō hold (see note)
Hiroe Makiyama (DPJ) 25.4%
Yutaka Kobayashi (LDP) 22.5%
Masahi Mito (DPJ) 19.7%
Akira Matsu (Kōmeitō) 17.4%
Kimie Hatano (JCP) 9.7%
Shigeru Wada (SDP) 3.2%
Sachiko Saitō (PNP) 1.5%
Toshimori Mizoguchi (Ishin) 0.5%
Akira Matsu Kōmeitō
Yoriko Kawaguchi LDP
Niigata 2 Takahiro Kuroiwa DPJ DPJ incumbent re-elected
DPJ incumbent lost re-election
LDP pickup
Ichirō Tsukada (LDP – Kōmeitō) 32.1%
Yūko Mori (DPJ – PNP) 28.3%
Takahiro Kuroiwa (DPJ) 27.4%
Akiko Yamamoto (SDP) 7.2%
Katsutoshi Takeda (JCP) 4.3%
Mitsumasa Kusuhara (I) 0.6%
Yūko Mori DPJ
Toyama 1 Kōtarō Nogami LDP Incumbent lost re-election
PNP pickup
Takashi Morita (I – DPJ, SDP, PNP) 50.1%
Kōtarō Nogami (LDP) 45.7%
Kazuyuki Izumino (JCP) 4.2%
Ishikawa 1 Tetsuo Kutsukake LDP Incumbent retired
DPJ pickup
Yasuo Ichikawa (DPJ – PNP) 46.9%
Tomirō Yata (LDP – Kōmeitō) 46.2%
Mikiko Chikamatsu (JCP) 4.9%
Shigeru Hamasaki (I) 2.0%
Fukui 1 Ryūji Matsumura LDP Incumbent re-elected Ryūji Matsumura (LDP – Kōmeitō) 47.5%
Seizō Wakaizumi (DPJ – PNP) 46.8%
Kazuo Yamada (JCP) 5.7%
Yamanashi 1 Mahito Nakajima LDP Incumbent retired
DPJ pickup
Harunobu Yonenaga (DPJ – PNP) 55.3%
Kaname Irikuri (LDP – Kōmeitō) 37.1%
Hitoshi Hanada (JCP) 7.5%
Nagano 2 Hiromi Yoshida LDP Incumbents re-elected
DPJ gains top tōsen
Yūichirō Hata (DPJ) 47.9%
Hiromi Yoshida (LDP – Kōmeitō) 26.8%
Sanae Nakano (JCP) 17.3%
Hiroji Nakagawa (SDP) 8.0%
Yūichirō Hata DPJ
Gifu 2 Tsuyako Ōno LDP DPJ incumbent re-elected
LDP incumbent retired
LDP hold
Takao Fujii (I – LDP, Kōmeitō) 46.1%
Kenji Hirata (DPJ) 44.1%
Takao Katō (JCP) 9.8%
Kenji Hirata DPJ
Shizuoka 2 Yutaka Takeyama LDP DPJ incumbent re-elected
LDP incumbent retired
LDP hold
DPJ gains top tōsen
Kazuya Shinba (DPJ) 47.1%
Takao Makino (LDP – Kōmeitō) 31.4%
Ichi Kibe (I) 8.6%
Takashige Hiraga (JCP) 7.9%
Hirokazu Tsuchida (I) 4.9%
Kazuya Shinba DPJ
Aichi 3 Seiji Suzuki LDP LDP and DPJ incumbents re-elected
Kōmeitō incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
DPJ gains top tōsen
Kōhei Ōtsuka (DPJ) 26.4%
Seiji Suzuki (LDP) 22.0%
Kuniko Tanioka (DPJ – PNP) 21.6%
Tamotsu Yamamoto (Kōmeitō) 17.6%
Hiroko Hatta (JCP) 8.8%
Ryōhei Hirayama (SDP) 2.1%
Takashi Hyōdō (I) 0.7%
Masaji Tsuge (Ishin) 0.4%
Arakawa Kōtarō (Kyōsei) 0.4%
Kōhei Ōtsuka DPJ
Tamotsu Yamamoto Kōmeitō
Mie 1 Chiaki Takahashi DPJ Incumbent re-elected Chiaki Takahashi (DPJ – PNP) 59.4%
Kōhei Onozaki (LDP – Kōmeitō) 33.0%
Takeshi Nakano (JCP) 7.7%
Western Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party – endorsements)
Vote share
Shiga 1 Hidetoshi Yamashita LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Hisashi Tokunaga (DPJ – PNP) 50.2%
Hidetoshi Yamashita (LDP – Kōmeitō) 40.6%
Ikuo Tsubota (JCP) 9.2%
Kyōto 2 Yoshihiro Nishida LDP DPJ incumbent re-elected
LDP incumbent retired
LDP hold
DPJ gains top tōsen
Kōji Matsui (DPJ) 43.6%
Shōji Nishida (LDP – Kōmeitō) 31.4%
Mariko Narumiya (JCP) 23.9%
Toyokazu Ōkida (Ishin) 1.1%
Kōji Matsui DPJ
Ōsaka 3 Shūzen Tanigawa LDP LDP and Kōmeitō incumbents re-elected
DPJ incumbent retired
DPJ hold
DPJ gains top tōsen
Satoshi Umemura (DPJ) 33.2%
Kazuyoshi Shirahama (Kōmeitō) 21.7%
Shūzen Tanigawa (LDP) 18.9%
Takeshi Miyamoto (JCP) 15.2%
Junko Shiraishi (PNP) 4.2%
Ryōichi Hattori (SDP – 9-jō Net) 3.7%
Takeshi Ueda (I) 1.4%
Shōnosuke Hayashi (I) 1.3%
Yoshio Ōtani (I) 0.5%
Kazuyoshi Shirahama Kōmeitō
Takashi Yamamoto DPJ
Hyōgo 2 Yoshitada Kōnoike LDP Incumbents re-elected
DPJ gains top tōsen
Yasuhiro Tsuji (DPJ) 44.1%
Yoshitada Kōnoike (LDP – Kōmeitō) 34.9%
Terufumi Horiuchi (JCP) 10.9%
Kazumi Hara (9-jō Net) 7.5%
Yukimitsu Nishida (I) 2.6%
Yasuhiro Tsuji DPJ
Nara 1 vacant
(last held by Shōgo Arai, LDP)
DPJ pickup Tetsuji Nakamura (DPJ – PNP) 52.5%
Masatake Matsui (LDP – Kōmeitō) 36.9%
Atsuko Nakamura (JCP) 10.6%
Wakayama 1 Hiroshige Sekō LDP Incumbent re-elected Hiroshige Sekō (LDP – Kōmeitō) 52.3%
Naoto Sakaguchi (DPJ – PNP) 38.2%
Hideaki Kunishige (JCP) 9.5%
Tottori 1 Takayoshi Tsuneda LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Yoshihiro Kawakami (DPJ – PNP) 51.5%
Takayoshi Tsuneda (LDP – Kōmeitō) 41.4%
Shōzō Ichitani (JCP) 7.2%
Shimane 1 Shuntarō Kageyama LDP Incumbent lost re-election
PNP pickup
Akiko Kamei (PNP – DPJ) 50.9%
Shuntarō Kageyama (LDP – Kōmeitō) 43.6%
Kazuhiko Gotō (JCP) 5.5%
Okayama 1 Toranosuke Katayama LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Yumiko Himei (DPJ – PNP) 49.4%
Toranosuke Katayama (LDP – Kōmeitō) 44.2%
Kanji Uemoto (JCP) 4.7%
Fukuji Hayashi (I) 1.0%
Makoto Kitagawa (Ishin) 0.6%
Hiroshima 2 vacant
(last held by Takeaki Kashimura, LDP)
Incumbent re-elected
DPJ pickup
DPJ gains top tōsen
Kōji Satō (DPJ – PNP) 43.9%
Kensei Mizote (LDP – Kōmeitō) 30.0%
Miyoko Kōno (I) 15.3%
Satoshi Fujimoto (JCP) 4.9%
Yui Yoshinaga (I) 4.2%
Jun'ichi Fukumoto (I) 1.7%
Kensei Mizote LDP
Yamaguchi 1 Yoshimasa Hayashi LDP Incumbent re-elected Yoshimasa Hayashi (LDP – Kōmeitō) 56.7%
Takako Tokura (DPJ – PNP) 36.2%
Sadayoshi Yoshida (JCP) 7.1%
Tokushima 1 Shūji Kitaoka LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Tomoji Nakatani (DPJ) 54.0%
Shūji Kitaoka (LDP – Kōmeitō) 39.3%
Atsushi Hanaoka (JCP) 6.7%
Kagawa 1 Kenji Manabe LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Emiko Uematsu (DPJ) 53.6%
Kenji Manabe (LDP – Kōmeitō) 40.6%
Michiko Chikaishi (JCP) 5.8%
Ehime 1 Katsutsugu Sekiya LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Toshirō Tomochika (I – DPJ, SDP, PNP) 51.3%
Katsutsugu Sekiya (LDP – Kōmeitō) 43.1%
Katsuhiko Tanaka (JCP) 5.5%
Kōchi 1 Kōhei Tamura LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Norio Takeuchi (DPJ) 44.7%
Kōhei Tamura (LDP – Kōmeitō) 41.4%
Nobuo Murakami (JCP) 13.9%
Southern Japan
Prefecture Seats up Incumbents Party Result Candidates
(Party – endorsements)
Vote share
Fukuoka 2 Masaji Matsuyama LDP Incumbents re-elected
DPJ gains top tōsen
Tsukasa Iwamoto (DPJ) 46.8%
Masaji Matsuyama (LDP – Kōmeitō) 36.9%
Miyuki Tanaka (JCP) 8.7%
Hideo Kanaiwa (SDP) 5.3%
Yoshihisa Baba (Ishin) 1.7%
Takayuki Shūnan (Kyōsei) 0.7%
Tsukasa Iwamoto DPJ
Saga 1 Takao Jinnouchi LDP Incumbent retired
DPJ pickup
Minoru Kawasaki (DPJ – SDP, PNP) 49.6%
Yoshiyuki Kawakami (LDP – Kōmeitō) 44.6%
Junko Nakao (JCP) 5.9%
Nagasaki 1 Tadashi Taura LDP Incumbent retired
DPJ pickup
Yukishige Ōkubo (DPJ – PNP) 49.0%
Tadatoshi Komine (LDP – Kōmeitō) 46.0%
Eiko Fuchise (JCP) 5.0%
Kumamoto 1 Issei Miura LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Nobuo Matsuno (DPJ – PNP) 48.4%
Issei Miura (LDP – Kōmeitō) 47.5%
Yoshiaki Hashida (JCP) 4.1%
Ōita 1 Hiroko Gotō PNP Incumbent lost re-election
LDP pickup
Yōsuke Isozaki (LDP – Kōmeitō) 32.6%
Taiwa Yano (I – DPJ) 27.9%
Bunroku Matsumoto (I – SDP) 22.9%
Hiroko Gotō (PNP) 10.3%
Kai Yamashita (JCP) 6.2%
Miyazaki 1 Toshifumi Kosehira LDP Incumbent lost re-election
DPJ pickup
Itsuki Toyama (I – DPJ, SDP, PNP) 37.6%
Toshifumi Kosehira (LDP) 28.0%
Haruo Higashi (I) 14.3%
Motoi Nagamine (I) 14.0%
Hiromitsu Baba (JCP) 4.9%
Motohiro Ino (Kyōsei) 1.3%
Kagoshima 1 Yoshito Kajiya LDP Incumbent re-elected Yoshito Kajiya (LDP – Kōmeitō) 47.6%
Inao Minayoshi (DPJ – PNP) 47.3%
Haruki Yamaguchi (JCP) 5.0%
Okinawa 1 Junshirō Nishime LDP Incumbent lost re-election
Independent (OSMP) pickup
Keiko Itokazu (I – DPJ, JCP, SDP, PNP) 60.2%
Junshirō Nishime (LDP – Kōmeitō) 39.8%


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