Japan’s newest political party, the Democratic Party (Minshintō) seems awfully similar to the now dissolved Democratic Party of Japan (Minshutō). Nippon.com looks at the details.
Seeking to improve their electoral fortunes, the Democratic Party of Japan and Japan Innovation Party merged on March 27. The product of this union, comprising 156 politicians in both houses of the Diet, was christened the Minshintō in Japanese and the Democratic Party in English. But can a new name and a handful of new politicians erase the stigma of the DPJ’s past failure?