The LDP is out, according to the BBC.
The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) appears to have won a crushing victory. Their leader, Yukio Hatoyama, a political animal of the highest degree and the grandson of a former Prime Minister, has vowed to turn domestic policy more towards support of individual citizens and to be less corporatist and states that they will no longer ally so closely with the US.
It will be interesting to see if Mr. Hatoyama does bring change to the government or if it is only "change".
This development bears watching.