Democratic Party of Japan
The Democratic Party of Japan is a newer party based in Japan. In early June, the Ronin merged into the DPJ and boosted the member count to 50 from which the DPJ has been able to ride upon and solidly become a top-5 party.
In Mid-December, DPJ members included two cabinet ministers in Japan, Aston Reynold and Metic, the Secretary of Culture and Events and the Minister of Internal Affairs, respectively. It is the only party, outside the two largest parties (the Imperial Sun Party and Godzilla Party) who have such representation in Cabinet. It has also had a long tradition of holding the Minister of Health and Internal Affairs positions, starting with Metic in November, carrying onto Miyazaki Miho, and later to DanPMK currently.
Following its rise to a top-5 party, it competed in its first congress elections and elected 5 members during the June elections. It is also represented in government by Metic (Vice President) and DanPMK (Minister of Health).