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Democratic Party (of Japan) - Minshintou | English | Japanese
Official website of minshinto (Democratic Party). The Japanese name was changed from Minshuto to Minshinto in March 2016
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Greens Japan (Midori no Tou) | English | Japanese
Formed by merger of two different groups in 2008
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Initiatives from Osaka - Oosaka ishin no kai | Japanese
Split from Japan Restoration Party (Nippon ishin no kai) in Nov 2015. JRP later merged into Democratic Party. JRP had been formed in Sept 2012 by merger of Tokyo Governor Ishihara Shintaro's Sunrise Party (Taiyou no tou, formerly Tachiagare Nippon) and the Osaka Restoration Association (Oosaka ishin no kai, a local political party) of Osaka City Mayor Toru Hashimoto and Osaka Prefecture Governor Ichiro Matsui
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Japanese Communist Party (Nihon Kyosantou) | English | Japanese
(Hits: 3,895 Listed: 04/01/2002)
Komeito (Komeitou) | English | Japanese
Claims membership of about 400,000. Relatively conservative platform. Has worked in coalition with Liberal Democratic Party.
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Liberal Democratic Party (LDP - Jimin-to) | English | Japanese
Jiyuu minshu tou.
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New Party Nippon (Shintou Nippon) | English | Japanese
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New Socialist Party (Shin Shakaitou) | Japanese
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Social Democratic Party Japan (Shamintou) | Japanese
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The Assembly to Energize Japan (Nippon o genki ni suru kai) | Japanese
Party formed in 2015 from part of old Your Party (Minna no tou). Led by former pro wrestler Antonio Enoki. Platform includes small government and promotion of electronic tools for democracy
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