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Democratic Party of Japan
President Katsuya Okada
Secretary-General Yukio Edano
Councilors leader Akira Gunji
Representatives leader Katsuya Okada
Founded 27 April 1998 (1998-04-27)
Dissolved 27 March 2016 (2016-03-27)
Merger of
  • Democratic Party (1996)
  • Good Governance Party
  • New Fraternity Party
  • Democratic Reform Party
Preceded by New Frontier Party
Merged into Democratic Party (2016)
Headquarters 1-11-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0014, Japan
Ideology Centrism
Social liberalism
Political position Centre to centre-left
International affiliation Alliance of Democrats (2005–2012)
Colors           Red and black (informally)

The Democratic Party of Japan (民主党 , Minshutō) was a centre to centre-left political party in Japan. It was founded in April 1998. It used to be the the second largest political party in Japan after Jiminto. It was led by Katsuya Okada. The party dissolved in March 2016.

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