Democratic Party of Japan

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Democratic Party of Japan
民主党

Minshutō
PresidentKatsuya Okada
Secretary-GeneralYukio Edano
Councilors leaderAkira Gunji
Representatives leaderKatsuya Okada
Founded27 April 1998 (1998-04-27)
Dissolved27 March 2016 (2016-03-27)
Merger ofDemocratic (1996–98)
Good Governance
New Fraternity
Democratic Reform
Merged intoDemocratic Party
Headquarters1-11-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0014, Japan
IdeologyCentrism
Social liberalism
Political positionCentre to centre-left[1][2]
International affiliationAlliance of Democrats (2005–12)
Colors          Red and black (informally)
Website
www.dpj.or.jp

The Democratic Party of Japan (民主党, Minshutō) is a center-left political party. It is as of 2013 the second largest political party in Japan after Jiminto. It is currently led by Katsuya Okada.

Refernces[change | change source]

  1. Takashi Inoguchi (2012). "1945: Post-Second World War Japan". In Benjamin Isakhan; Stephen Stockwell. The Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democracy. Edinburgh University Press. p. 308. ISBN 978-0-7486-4075-1. The Democratic Party of Japan is a centre-left party, but it contains a sizeable union-based left wing and some members close to the extreme right.
  2. Miranda Schreurs (2014). "Japan". In Jeffrey Kopstein; Mark Lichbach; Stephen E. Hanson. Comparative Politics: Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order. Cambridge University Press. p. 192. ISBN 978-1-139-99138-4.

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