- Your Party
Minna no Tō
President Yoshimi Watanabe Secretary general Kenji Eda Councilors Leader Keiichiro Asao Representatives Leader Yoshimi Watanabe Founded August 8, 2009 Headquarters 2-12-102 Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan Ideology Conservative liberalism
International affiliation None Official colours Red and blue Councillors11 / 242 Representatives5 / 480 Website http://www.your-party.jp/ Politics of Japan
Your Party (みんなの党 Minna no Tō , literally "Everyone's party") is a center-right Japanese political party. Led by Yoshimi Watanabe, who split from the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), the party was founded on August 8, 2009 after then-Prime Minister Aso dissolved the lower house. A concept behind the party is to make the government more democratic, and to eliminate control of the government by non-elected members established in the bureaucracy. In this respect Watanabe has repeatedly stated that his position is compatible with the Democratic Party of Japan.
However, in most other respects, such as its favorable view toward lower taxation, free enterprise, smaller government and less regulation, the party is naturally allied with the conservative camp of the Liberal Democratic Party.
The party fielded 13 candidates in the August 2009 general elections. Five of those candidates were elected to the lower house. In the Japanese House of Councillors election, 2010, it gained 10 seats. It also made gains at the Japanese unified regional elections, 2011.
- ^ "Ex-minister Watanabe starts new political party". The Japan Times. 2009-08-09. http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20090809a4.html. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
- ^ Ruling bloc loses Upper House majority
- Official homepage of Your Party (Japanese)
- Official Youtube account of Your Party (Japanese)
Political parties in Japan Major parties Third partiesNew Komeito · Your · Japanese Communist · Social Democratic · People's New · Sunrise · New Renaissance · Nippon Other parties with Diet seats Major parties with local council seatsNew Socialist · Greens Japan · Japan Innovation Party · Osaka Restoration AssociationCategories:
- Political parties in Japan
- Political parties established in 2009
- Libertarian parties
- 2009 establishments in Japan
- Asian political party stubs
- Japan organization stubs
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.