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
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.
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.
He won his Diet seat in the 1993 House of Representatives election as an independent and subsequently joined the now-defunct 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.
Hashimoto said the ethics bill should be submitted to the Diet not by the government but by Diet members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its two parliamentary allies -- the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and New Party Sakigake