|a member of the House of Representatives of Japan|
21 November 1960 – 18 June 1993
June 4, 1918|
Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
|Died||7 August 2009(aged 91)|
|Alma mater||Keio University|
Seiichi Tagawa (田川 誠一 Tagawa Seiichi?, June 4, 1918 – August 7, 2009) was a Japanese politician who co-founded the now defunct New Liberal Club in 1976, and served as its president from 1979 until 1984.
Tagawa and a group of other lawmakers, including Yōhei Kōno, broke away from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in 1976. Tagawa, Yohei and the others founded the New Liberal Club political party on June 25, 1976.
The New Liberal Club formed a coalition government with the LDP in December 1983. Tagawa became the Minister of Home Affairs within the government of Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone as part of the coalition agreement.
The New Liberal Club was disbanded in 1986 and rejoined the LDP on August 15, 1986. Folloiwng the disbanding of the New Liberal Club, Tagawa went on to found a second political party, the short-lived and now defunct Progressive Party.
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