Unity Party (Japan)

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Unity Party
結いの党
Leader Kenji Eda
President Kenji Eda
Secretary-General Jiro Ono
Founded 18 December 2013 (2013-12-18)
Dissolved 21 September 2014 (2014-09-21)
Split from Your Party
Merged into Japan Innovation Party
Headquarters 2-9-6 Nagatacho
Chiyoda, Tokyo
Newspaper Conservative Japan
Ideology Social liberalism, Neoliberalism, Deregulation, Decentralization
Political position Centre
Colors Blue
Website
yuinotoh.jp

The Unity Party (結いの党, Yui no Tō) was a Japanese political party.

History[edit]

The party was formed in December 2013 by Kenji Eda and 13 other legislators who left Your Party.[1] 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.[2]

The party supported Morihiro Hosokawa in the Tokyo gubernatorial election, 2014.[3]

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.[4]

On 21 September 2014, the Unity Party and the Japan Restoration Party merged to form the Japan Innovation Party.[5]

Party presidents[edit]

No. Name Term of office Image
Took office Left office
1 Kenji Eda 18 December 2013 21 September 2014 Kenji Eda Sakado 20141203.JPG

Members in the Diet[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

House of Councillors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eda names new party Yui no To". Japan Today. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "結いの党:参院でも会派結成". Mainichi Shimbun. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "「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. 
  5. ^ "「New opposition party launched as Ishin no To". Japan Times. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 

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