New Liberal Club

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New Liberal Club (新自由クラブ, Shin-jiyū-kurabu) was a political party in Japan that was founded on 25 June 1976 as a breakaway from the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

The New Liberal Club formed a coalition government with the LDP in December 1983, with the New Liberal's president, Seiichi Tagawa, serving as the Minister of Home Affairs in the government of Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone.[1]

It rejoined the LDP on 15 August 1986.

List of presidents of the New Liberal Club[edit]

  1. Yōhei Kōno, June 1976 – February 1979
  2. Seiichi Tagawa, February 1979 – June 1984
  3. Yōhei Kōno, June 1984 – August 1986


  1. ^ "Former minister Tagawa dies at 91". The Japan Times. Kyodo News. August 9, 2009. Retrieved October 12, 2015.