People's Life Party
|The People's Life Party & Taro Yamamoto and Friends
|Councilors leader||Ryo Shuhama|
|Representatives leader||Denny Tamaki|
|Founded||27 December 2012|
|Split from||Tomorrow Party of Japan|
|Preceded by||People's Life First|
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2 / 475
|Politics of Japan
The People's Life Party & Taro Yamamoto and Friends (生活の党と山本太郎となかまたち Seikatsu no Tō to Yamamoto Tarō to Nakamatachi?) is a political party in Japan. It has 7 out of the 480 seats in the House of Representatives, and 3 in the 242-member House of Councillors.
The party was founded by Ichiro Ozawa and 14 other diet members who were in the Tomorrow Party of Japan (TPJ), who left among conflict over party leadership between Ozawa and TPJ leader Yukiko Kada after the TPJ fared badly during the 2012 general election.
The party has expressed through Ichiro Ozawa the need for the opposition to coordinate in order to overthrow the Abe government which is seen as a threat to peace and democracy. It specifically outlined a strategy for the 2016 House of Cancillors election, similar to the Italian Coalition The Olive Tree where each party keeps its members and identity, while fighting elections under the same banner. The projected alliance would be open to the centrist Democratic Party of Japan, the Japanese Communist Party and independents.
Presidents of PLP
|No.||Name||Term of office||Image|
|Took Office||Left Office|
森 裕子 / 森 ゆうこ
|27 December 2012||25 January 2013|
|25 January 2013||Incumbent|
PLP members in the Diet
House of Representatives
- Ai Aoki (Tokyo block)
- Koji Hata (Tohoku block)
- Yasuko Komiyama (North Kanto block)
- Fumiyoshi Murakami (Kinki block)
- Ichiro Ozawa (Iwate 4th district)
- Katsumasa Suzuki (Tokai block)
- Denny Tamaki (Kyushu block)
House of Councillors
- "Four core policies (in English)".
- "Political Principles (in English)".
- "On the importance of a robust Japan-Republic of Korea relationship to the peace of East Asia (in English)".
- "The opposition parties should unite and fight together to take control of the government (in English)".