Japanese Communist Party (Left Faction)
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The Japanese Communist Party (Left Faction) (日本共産党 (左派) Nihon Kyōsantō Saha ) is a Maoist Communist political party in Japan. It was founded in 1969 centered around the Yamaguchi Prefecture Committee of the Japanese Communist Party.
Currently Maoist, it suffered a schism in 1975 when the Kanto faction of the party embraced the Hoxhaism of the New Zealand Communist Party while the Yamaguchi faction remained supportive of Maoism. The party reunified around Maoism in 1980.
- Robert J. Alexander, Maoism in the Developed World, Praeger Publishers, 2001, p. 173.
- Robert J. Alexander, Maoism in the Developed World, Praeger Publishers, 2001, p. 174.
- 人民の星 - official site of the party
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