Imai Eri, 32, a singer of the "SPEED" group, who ran for an Upper House Election by LDP proportional representation, became certain.
She (photo left) is bringing up an 11-year-old Deaf son (center), as a single mother.
Imai stated about her political vision, "I will persevere in nation building so that I can report opinions of persons with disabilities to the Government accurately."
She indicates also to continue her singling activities after election.
National Election official announcement: singer speaks in sign language