New Party Sakigake


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New Party Sakigake

A former political party in Japan. Holding centrist and environmentalist views, it was established in 1993 by former Liberal Democratic Party of Japan members. It is notable primarily for participating in a coalition government with the LDP in the mid-1990s, with one of its members becoming Minister of Finance. The party dissolved itself in 2004.
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He won his Diet seat in the 1993 House of Representatives election as an independent and subsequently joined the now-defunct New Party Sakigake.
Murayama formed a three-party coalition government comprising the Socialist Party, now the Social Democratic Party, the now-defunct New Party Sakigake and the Liberal Democratic Party.
The turning point came in the elections of 1993, when a coalition of new parties formed by disillusioned LDP members, such as the New Party Sakigake and the Japan Renewal Party, ousted the LDP.
In 1997, the then ruling alliance of the LDP, the Social Democratic Party and New Party Sakigake compiled a plan for sweepingly reforming the medical insurance system against the background of Japan's rapidly graying society, and the health ministry and the LDP have looked into details of the proposed plan.
The Liberal Democrats are expected to make overtures to some independents and to members of the New Frontier Party, while also probably trying to retain the coalition partnership with the Social Democrats and a tiny group called the New Party Sakigake.
For Yukio Hatoyama, Secretary General of the New Party Sakigake, Japan's contribution in the future lay in the realm of preventive diplomacy and in development aid.
Kan joined the now-defunct New Party Sakigake in 1994 and became health minister in January 1996 under a ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party, the Social Democratic Party and the tiny New Party Sakigake.
Mori, then chairman of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP's) General Council, said he made the suggestion on a visit to North Korea three years ago as head of a then ruling coalition delegation of the LDP, Social Democratic Party and New Party Sakigake, according to the officials.
Murayama served as a premier from 1994 to 1996 in a coalition government consisting of the SDP, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and the now-defunct New Party Sakigake.
Members of the Social Democratic Party and New Party Sakigake earlier expressed support for the bill, according to officials of the parties.
June 1994 -- LDP regains power by teaming up with the Social Democratic Party and New Party Sakigake two months after SDP left ruling camp, making it minority government.
More than 40 legislators have already expressed interest in the effort, including Hyosuke Kujiraoka of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Komei party leader Toshiko Hamayotsu, Social Democratic Party head Takako Doi and New Party Sakigake leader Masayoshi Takemura, the organizers said.