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  Democratic Party of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) was formed on April 27, 1998.
On September 24, 2003, the party formally merged with the small, center-right Liberal Party led by Ichiro Ozawa—the move was largely considered to be done in preparation for the election on November 9, 2003.
DPJ members sit with members of the Independent's Club, a coalition of Democrats who are liberal centrists, in both houses of the Diet.
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 Social Democratic Party (Japan) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The party became the largest political party in the general election of 1947, and a government was formed by Katayama Tetsu, forming a coalition with the Democratic Party of Japan, Occupation and another minor party.
However, the party was again split in 1960 because of internal conflicts, and the breakaway group (a part of the old Right Socialist Party of Japan, their most moderate faction) created the Democratic Socialist Party (Japan), though the Japan Socialist Party was preserved.
The coalition government of Morihiro Hosokawa was formed by anti-LDP liberals (the Japan Renewal Party and the Japan New Party, the Japanese Communist Party the Clean Government Party (Former), the Democratic Socialist Party, the New Frontier Party, the New Party Sakigake, and the JSP).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_Democratic_Party_(Japan)   (1346 words)

 Liberal Democratic Party (Japan) - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It is not to be confused with the now-defunct Jiyuto (Liberal Party), which merged with the main opposition party, the Democratic Party of Japan, in November 2003.
The LDP was formed in 1955 as a party merger between Japan's two oppositional parties, the Japanese Liberal Party and the Japanese Democratic Party, both center-right conservative parties - as a united front against the then very popular Japanese Socialist Party.
This is because the LDP is the party of the zaibutsu, or the Japanese bureaucrats.
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 Japan (08/05)
Manchukuo was dissolved, and Manchuria was returned to China; Japan renounced all claims to Formosa; Korea was occupied and divided by the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.; southern Sakhalin and the Kuriles were occupied by the U.S.S.R.; and the U.S. became the sole administering authority of the Ryukyu, Bonin, and Volcano Islands.
The New Conservative Party dissolved in December 2002, and elements of it and defectors from the opposition DPJ formed the Conservative New Party (CNP).
Japan’s economic engagement with its neighbors is increasing, as evidenced by the conclusion of an EPA with Singapore, and its ongoing negotiations for EPAs with Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
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The DPJ set up new slogans such as "citizens’ leadership" and "friendship and love" that would appeal to the Japanese voters who were disillusioned with the corruption in the "Iron-Triangle;" the collusion of power among the conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), the bureaucracy, and big business.
Party officials were also concerned that the United States might have misconstrued the expression to mean that the party was requesting the immediate and complete withdrawal of U.S. forces.
As a result, the party let itself be swung between the centrifugal forces to move away from the ruling parties and centripetal forces to move closer to the cabinet.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Liberal Democratic Party (Japan)
The LDP was formed in 1955 as a party merger between Japan's two oppositional parties, the Liberal Party and the Democratic Party, both right-wing conservative parties - as a united front against the then popular Japan Socialist Party.
For the majority of the 1960s, the LDP (and Japan) were led by Eisaku Sato, which began with the hosting of the Olympics in Japan in 1964, and ending in 1972 with Japanese neutrality in the Vietnam War and with the beginning of the Miracle Economy.
New Party Sakigake (which had changed its name to The Sakigake Party) was in the coalition until 2002, when the party dissolved itself and formed the Midori no Kaigi, an environmentalist party, which has no seats in the Diet, which unofficially supported the government, but dissolved itself.
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 Fake e-mail topples Japan opposition party - Boston.com
The shakeup at the Democratic Party of Japan marks a new low for a party that was trounced in last September's elections.
Party leader Seiji Maehara and his lieutenants stepped down after the party's credibility was torpedoed by one of its own lawmakers, who used a fraudulent e-mail in an apparent attempt to discredit Koizumi's ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
But the Democratic Party of Japan was trounced in the Sept. 11 elections, with the ruling party scoring a two-thirds majority with its coalition partner.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2006/03/31/head_of_democratic_party_of_japan_resigns?mode=PF   (573 words)

 Asia Times
The current DJP is the most successful opposition party in Japan, with 129 members elected in either the lower or upper houses of the Diet (parliament).
Japan's other mainstream political parties were either ideologically stunted or closely affiliated with special-interest groups (such as labor unions and religions) to draw broad support.
Hatoyama's Democratic Party of Japan is not heavily on the dole.
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The Democratic Party's view was that permanent membership should be an objective, while seeking the understanding of neighbouring countries.
In the upcoming session of the national Diet, Democratic Party members would express their view that the United Nations budget should be increased, not reduced.
Hatoyama was asked for his assessment of Japan's participation as a non-permanent member of the Council, and whether Japan had the support of neighbouring countries in its bid to become a permanent member.
www.un.org /News/briefings/docs/1997/19970910.japan.brf.html   (797 words)

 Introduction to Japan's Political Parties: 1874-1998
The Social Democratic Party (called in English the Japan Socialist Party until February 1991 and then the Social Democratic Party of Japan until January 1996) was originally formed in November 1945 through the merger of various prewar proletarian parties.
The New Frontier Party (Shinshinto) was formed in December 1994 by a merger of the Japan Renewal Party, Komeito (Clean Government Party), Japan New Party, the Democratic Socialist Party, and other parties (excluding the Japanese Communist Party) outside the three-party ruling coalition of the LDP, SDP, and Sakigake.
Although the party is jointly run by Hatoyama and Kan, Hatoyama is in practice serve as party head and Kan as secretary general, according to party members.
www.kanzaki.com /jinfo/PoliticalParties.html   (2929 words)

 Social Democratic Party of Japan --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Japan's first socialist parties appeared in the mid-1920s; moderate factions of the country's labour movement combined to form the Social Mass Party (Shakai Taishuto) in 1932.
Located at the western edge of the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan is bounded by Japan and the Russian island of Sakhalin to the east and by Russia and North and South Korea on the Asian mainland to the west.
In 1980, the Democratic Party was a house that was divided among the Kennedy and Carter camps.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9043359   (885 words)

 Japan Omnibus - Politics - Political Parties
The LDP was born when the Liberal Party merged with the newly-created Japan Democratic Party in 1955 and, under Yoshida Shigeru, became the dominant political force in postwar Japan.
The newest party on the block, formed at the end of 2002 by five Hoshuto members and nine from Minshuto (Hoshuto was originally formed as a split from Jiyuto in 2000).
Party leader and Prime Minister Ashida Hitoshi resigned after he was implicated in a bribery scandal which brought down the government.
www.japan-zone.com /omnibus/political_party.shtml   (1054 words)

The party's fortunes have risen and ebbed: a low point was reached in the July 23, 1989, election to the upper house, when it became, for the first time, a minority party, and again in the July 18, 1993, lower house election, when it lost its simple majority in that body.
The Japan Democratic Party, which had been established only a year before, in November 1954, was itself a coalition of different groups in which farmers were prominent.
The choice was formally that of a party convention composed of Diet members and local LDP figures, but in most cases, they merely approved the joint decision of the most powerful party leaders.
countrystudies.us /japan/122.htm   (2190 words)

 ipedia.com: Liberal Democratic Party (Japan) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), also known as Jiyu Minshuto (自由民主党, more often abbreviated to Jimin-to 自民党) is the largest Japanese political party as of 2004.
The only visible opposition it recieved was from the Japan Socialist Party (now the Social Democratic Party of Japan), the Japanese Communist Party, and the Clean Government Party now the New Clean Government Party).
On November 10, 2003, the New Conservative Party (Hoshu Shinto) was absorbed into the LDP, a move which was largely because of the New Conservative Party's failiure to win 5 seats (it won 4).
www.ipedia.com /liberal_democratic_party__japan_.html   (838 words)

 Ozawa to head Democratic Party of Japan - Boston.com
That party was instrumental in breaking the LDP's nearly 40 years of uninterrupted power when together with several other small parties they formed a coalition government in 1993.
The Democratic Party's image was torpedoed earlier this year by one of its own lawmakers, who used a fraudulent e-mail in an apparent attempt to discredit the ruling party.
But the Democrats were trounced in Sept. 11 elections, with the ruling party scoring a two-thirds majority with its coalition partner.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2006/04/07/ozawa_to_head_democratic_party_of_japan?mode=PF   (592 words)

 The Democratic Party of Japan
Party President Seiji Maehara tendered his resignation, taking the responsibility for the loss of public confidence in the DPJ over the "email issue".
The DPJ was represented by Next First Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Takuya Tasso, Director-General of the International Department Yoshinori Suematsu and Vice Director-General of the International Department Chinami Nishimura.
On March 14, the DPJ BSE Strategy Headquarters held a meeting inside the Diet building and considered the content of a questionnaire that the DPJ plans to send to US-government approved suppliers in order to establish whether they are able to implement conditions called for by the DPJ.
www.dpj.or.jp /english   (759 words)

 Democratic Party of Japan members pick Ozawa as leader - MSN-Mainichi Daily News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Under Ozawa's leadership, the Liberal Party formed a coalition government with the LDP but he merged the party with the DPJ in September 2003 in a bid to form a larger opposition party in an attempt to take over the reins of government.
His predecessor Maehara, 43, was elected leader of the party last September and replaced Katsuya Okada, who resigned to assume responsibility for the party's crushing defeat in the Sept. 11 House of Representatives election.
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 AllRefer.com - Japan - Democratic Socialist Party | Japanese Information Resource
The Democratic Socialist Party was established in January 1960 when right-wing members of the Japan Socialist Party broke away to form their own group.
The party's chairman, Tsukamoto Saburo, was forced to resign in 1988 after it was revealed that he received 5,000 shares of stock from Recruit.
The Democratic Socialist Party won fifteen seats in the July 1993 lower house elections and joined the Hosokawa coalition government.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/japan/japan244.html   (247 words)

 AllRefer.com - Japan - Economic Achievements and the Liberal Democratic Party | Japanese Information Resource
Tanaka was forced to resign in 1974 because of his alleged connection to financial scandals and, in the face of charges of involvement in the Lockheed bribery scandal, he was arrested and jailed briefly in 1976.
Japan's economy and its political system had reached a watershed in their postwar development that would continue to play out into the 1990s.
Feudalism in Japan by Peter Duus provides an excellent overview of the evolution from tribal rule to premodern Japan, while Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan, edited by John Whitney Hall and Marius B.
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 Liberal-Democratic Party of Japan --  Encyclopædia Britannica
A republic of northeastern Asia on the southern half of the peninsula of Korea, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) borders the Sea of Japan, the Korea Strait, the Yellow Sea, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at roughly the 38th parallel.
Japan's centuries' old cultural ties with China began to dissolve in the late 19th century.
Japan underwent a period of rapid modernization by adopting the Western technologies of the Industrial Revolution.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9048114   (857 words)

 Koizumi Win in Japan Hurts 2-Party System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The LDP, which has run Japan for nearly all the past 50 years, stormed to victory Sunday, boosting its standing in the lower house by nearly 50 seats in the 480-member chamber, to 296.
A grim-looking party leader Katsuya Okada stepped down to take responsibility for the defeat, and a meeting was scheduled for Saturday to choose a new party president.
Some Japanese also see this as an opportunity for the Democrats, whose leadership is made up of former LDP lawmakers, to rebuild the party on the shoulders of its up-and-coming younger members.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=n/a/2005/09/12/international/i113751D84.DTL   (706 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Japan party to pull Iraq troops
The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) also said it would create an alternative to the Yasukuni war shrine, which has caused friction in Asia.
The DPJ said Japan's current troubled relationship with China was "one of the most important challenges" and said it would create a new national war memorial, without elaborating.
The DPJ currently has 176 seats in the lower chamber, while the LDP had 249 before that chamber was dissolved.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/4155448.stm   (338 words)

 Japan - Social Democratic Party of Japan
The Social Democratic Party of Japan (SDPJ; called the Japan Socialist Party until 1991) is the largest opposition party.
Like the LDP, the Japan Socialist Party resulted from the union of two smaller groups in 1955.
By the end of the decade, the party had accepted the SelfDefense Forces and the 1960 Japan-United States Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.
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 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Profile: Naoto Kan
Internal divisions within Mr Kan's party, and a sex scandal in 1998, in which he was linked with a television newscaster, chipped away at his support base.
But in 2003 elections, Mr Kan and the DPJ made a strong comeback, establishming themselves as a credible opposition to Mr Koizumi's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), and prompting talk of Japan becoming a two-party political system.
Mr Kan was born in 1946 in Yamaguchi Prefecture in western Japan - the second child and only son of a local businessman.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/3249613.stm   (443 words)

 Democratic Liberal Party of Japan - Maison de Stuff
So, it would seem the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party are going to be challenged at the next election by the Democratic Liberal Party of Japan.
FRANCIS: And the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan.
Japan is really great country and very good people and they are victims of Americans.
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