Japan Democratic Party (1954)

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Not to be confused with Democratic Party (Japan, 2016–present), Democratic Party of Japan (1996-1998 and 1998-2016) or Democratic Party (Japan, 1947–1950).
Japan Democratic Party
Founded November 24, 1954 (1954-11-24)
Dissolved November 15, 1955 (1955-11-15)
Split from Liberal Party
Merged into Liberal Democratic Party
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Ideology Conservatism,
Economic liberalism,
Political position Centre-right

The Japan Democratic Party (日本民主党 Nihon Minshutō?) was a conservative[1] political party in Japan. Existing from 1954 to 1955, the party was founded by Ichirō Hatoyama, former foreign minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and future Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi.[1] The party was formed on 24 November 1954, by merging Ichiro Hatoyama's group which left the Liberal Party in 1953, and the Shigemitsu-led Kaishintō party. On 15 November 1955, the Japan Democratic Party merged with the Liberal Party to form the modern-day Liberal Democratic Party.


  1. ^ a b Louis Fréderic (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Translated by Käthe Roth. Harvard University Press. p. 709. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.