Democratic Party of Japan
The Democratic Party of Japan (民主党, Minshutō) was a centre to centre-left political party in Japan. It was founded in April 1998. It used to be the the second largest political party in Japan after Jiminto. It was led by Katsuya Okada. The party dissolved in March 2016.
|Councilors leader||Akira Gunji|
|Representatives leader||Katsuya Okada|
|Founded||27 April 1998|
|Dissolved||27 March 2016|
|Preceded by||New Frontier Party|
|Merged into||Democratic Party (2016)|
|Headquarters||1-11-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0014, Japan|
|Political position||Centre to centre-left|
|International affiliation||Alliance of Democrats (2005–2012)|
|Colors||Red and black (informally)|
- Takashi Inoguchi (2012). "1945: Post-Second World War Japan". In Benjamin Isakhan; Stephen Stockwell (eds.). 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.
- Miranda Schreurs (2014). "Japan". In Jeffrey Kopstein; Mark Lichbach; Stephen E. Hanson (eds.). Comparative Politics: Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order. Cambridge University Press. p. 192. ISBN 978-1-139-99138-4.