Unity Party (Japan)

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Unity Party
Leader Kenji Eda
President Kenji Eda
Secretary-General Jiro Ono
Founded18 December 2013 (2013-12-18)
Dissolved21 September 2014 (2014-09-21)
Split from Your Party
Merged into Japan Innovation Party
Headquarters2-9-6 Nagatacho
Chiyoda, Tokyo
NewspaperConservative Japan
Ideology Social liberalism
Political position Centre

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



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 2014 Tokyo gubernatorial election. [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

No.NameTerm of officeImage
Took officeLeft office
1 Kenji Eda 18 December 201321 September 2014 Kenji Eda Sakado 20141203.JPG

Members in the Diet

House of Representatives

House of Councillors

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