The New Party Nippon
(新党日本 Shintō Nippon
is a Japanese political party formed on August
. The party is headed by the former Nagano governor
Yasuo Tanaka, and includes Diet members Kōki Kobayashi (deputy leader),
Takashi Aoyama, Makoto Taki, and Hiroyuki Arai, who left the
Party in opposition to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s postal privatization
The new party is seen as aiming to appeal toward urban voters,
while the People's New Party
formed around the same time by other LDP rebels, has a more rural
Japan general election,
2005, only one member, Makoto Taki, was elected (to a
proportional seat in Kinki), with
Kobayashi and Aoyama, among others, failing to be elected in either
single-seat or proportional districts.
On July 2007, Hiroyuki Arai and Minoru Taki left the party.
In the Japanese House of
election, 2007, Yasuo Tanaka, the President, was
elected. He is only one member seat in this party now.