Unity Party (Japan)
|Founded||18 December 2013|
|Dissolved||21 September 2014|
|Split from||Your Party|
|Merged into||Japan Innovation Party|
|Ideology||Social liberalism, Neoliberalism, Deregulation, Decentralization|
The Unity Party (結いの党 Yui no Tō) was a Japanese political party.
The party was formed in December 2013 by Kenji Eda and 13 other legislators who left Your Party. Your Party initially refused to acknowledge that six councillors had left its caucus in the House of Councillors, but filed a notice in February 2014 which acknowledged their departure from Your Party, allowing the Unity Party to have formal representation in the upper house.
Eda had discussions with the Japan Restoration Party in early 2014 with a view toward coordinating the two parties' policy stances. JRP co-head Shintaro Ishihara rejected the idea of coordinating with the Unity Party on the basis of their support for the Constitution of Japan, while the other JRP co-head Toru Hashimoto saw room for agreement on the scope of necessary revisions to the Constitution.
|No.||Name||Term of office||Image|
|Took office||Left office|
|1||Kenji Eda||18 December 2013||21 September 2014|
Members in the Diet
House of Representatives
- Yoichiro Aoyagi (South Kanto PR block)
- Kenji Eda (Kanagawa 8th district)
- Mitsunari Hatanaka (Kinki PR block)
- Hiroki Hayashi (Tohoku PR block)
- Yosei Ide (Hokuriku-Shin'etsu PR block)
- Nobuhiko Isaka (Kinki PR block)
- Masanari Koike (Tokai PR block)
- Mito Kakizawa (Tokyo 15th district)
- Tsuyoshi Shiina (South Kanto PR block)
House of Councillors
- Yukio Fujimaki (National block)
- Ryuhei Kawada (National block)
- Yuichi Mayama (National block)
- Jiro Ono (National block)
- Takumi Shibata (National block)
- Sukeshiro Terata (National block)
- "Eda names new party Yui no To". Japan Today. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
- "結いの党:参院でも会派結成". Mainichi Shimbun. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
- "自公は舛添氏、民・結い・生が細川氏 都知事選". 日本経済新聞. 19 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
- "「改憲で合意可能」 結いの党との協議に橋下氏". MSN Sankei News. 19 January 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
- "「New opposition party launched as Ishin no To". Japan Times. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.