This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages) This article is in list format, but may read better as prose. You can help by converting this article, if appropriate. Editing help is available. (October 2017) This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources.Find sources: "Liberalism in Japan" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (October 2017) This article or section may be written in a style that is too abstract to be readily understandable by general audiences. Please improve it by defining technical terminology, and by adding examples. (October 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)

Japanese liberalism formed in the nineteenth century as a reaction against traditional society. In the twentieth century 'liberal' gradually became a synonym for conservative, and today the main conservative party in the country is named Liberal Democratic Party (Jiyu Minshuto). The Democratic Party (Minshuto) was considered in part a left-of-center social-liberal party, as are most parties which derived from it. The liberal character of the Liberal League (Jiyu Rengo) is disputed, as it is also considered to be conservative by some. Liberals in Japan are generally considered united by one major factor: their opposition to changing the post-World War II constitution forbidding the creation of a national military.[1] This article is limited to liberal parties with substantial support, proved by having had representation in parliament. The sign ⇒ means a reference to another party in that scheme. For inclusion in this scheme it isn't necessary that parties labelled themselves `liberal`.

Timeline

From Public Society of Patriots until Constitutional Politics Party

From Constitutional Progressive Party to Reform Club

From Constitutional Association of Allies to Constitutional Democratic Party

Authentic Constitutional Party of Political Friendship

From Renewal Party to Liberal Party (1993)

New Party Harbinger

Democratic Party of Japan

CDP and DPP

Liberal leaders

This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (October 2018)

See also

References

  1. ^ Brasor, Philip (21 October 2017). "Identifying the 'liberal' in Japanese politics". The Japan Times. Retrieved 26 October 2017.