Your Party

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Your Party
President Yoshimi Watanabe
Secretary general Keiichiro Asao
Councilors Leader Kenichi Mizuno
Representatives Leader Yoshimi Watanabe
Founded August 8, 2009 (2009-08-08)
Headquarters 2-12-102 Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Ideology Conservatism,[citation needed]
Neoliberalism,[citation needed]
Economic liberalism,[citation needed]
Anti-nuclear[citation needed]
International affiliation None
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Politics of Japan
Political parties
A campaign truck announcing policy outside of Kashiwa Station in Chiba.

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. One 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.

Your party advocates favorable views toward lower taxation, free enterprise, smaller government, and less regulation.

The party fielded 13 candidates in the August 2009 general elections.[1] Five of those candidates were elected to the lower house. In the 2010 house of Councillors election, it gained 10 seats.[2] It also made gains at the 2011 regional elections, and in the 2012 general election, where it increased its seats from eight in the lower house to eighteen.


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