New Socialist Party of Japan

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New Socialist Party of Japan
新社会党
Shin Shakai-tō
Founded March 3, 1996
Split from Social Democratic Party
Membership 3,258[citation needed]
Ideology Socialism
Pacifism
Political position Left-wing
Website
www.sinsyakai.or.jp

The New Socialist Party of Japan (新社会党 Shin Shakai-tō?) is a left-wing party created in Japan on March 3, 1996, by a group of left wingers who left the Social Democratic Party.[1][2]

The party has some similarities to the Japanese Communist Party. It says that people can have "freedom of thought and religious beliefs". A peaceful democratic revolution, peace, and human rights constitute what the party desires to be part of Japan's constitution. Another idea they support is direct democracy.

Another viewpoint that the party shares with the Japanese Communist Party, although slightly different,[clarification needed] is the belief Japan should completely stop using its nuclear power, so Japan can become a nation with "unarmed neutrality".[3]

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