TOKYO, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Takeo Nishioka, president of Japan's House of Councilors, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo early Saturday morning, Kyodo News reported. He was 75.
Born in Nagasaki on February 12, 1936, Nishioka is a member of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ). He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1963. In 2010, he was elected as the President of the House of Councilors, as a member of the DPJ.