Liberal Party of Japan

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Liberal Party of Japan

Party-Liberal Party of Japan.jpg
General Information
Country Flag-Japan.jpg Japan
Abbreviation LIB
Forum [1]
Colors White, red, blue
Founded 16 February 2009
Political
President Tadahito Kato
Members 0
Congress Occupancy 0/0 seats, Division by zero.%
Succeeds The Bushido Party
Succeeded By Green Japan
Orientation Center-Left
Ideology Libertarian

Liberal Party of Japan (LPJ; LIB), sometimes known as the Grits, is a center-left party in Japan. It is founded by Tadahito Kato on 16 February 2009. It is currently the third largest party in the Japanese congress. It has since elected kyonkyon and has been renamed the Green Japan. It had 35 members at the time.

History

Background

The Bushido Party (BP) was a legendary political party created on 2 March 2008 by Yamato Suzuki. Only one month after its creation, Bushido quickly became the largest party in eJapan and established itself as the ruling party. The election of leader Suzuki to the office of the President of eJapan was the beginning of a five-month Bushido dynasty. The two Bushido members that served as Presidents were Yamato Suzuki and Origineel.NL.

Bushido entered its dark age when leader Tanaka took power. By the end of Tanaka's two-term rule, Bushido lost half of its members and was left with 34 members. Consequently, the party elected its new leader Hitoshi Makoto in December 2008. The party was renamed to the "United Bushi of Nihon" and gained five congressional seats in the following election. During Hitoshi's two terms as leader, the size of the party continued to decline, reaching its all-time low at 21 members in February.

In the election of February 2009, a heated debate took place between leader Hitoshi Makoto and member Tadahito Kato. Kato believes that the era of Bushido has ended and proposed the creation of a new party. Hitoshi attacked Kato's idea aggressively but eventually resigned from the party before the elections. The leadership of the party was handed to member Sphera, who moved to Belgium three days before the election. Ex-congresswoman oeloel took over and remained in office until election day.

In the August Party President elections, then Secretary of Culture and Events, kyonkyon won in a one-man contest. He then renamed the party Green Japan.

Early development

Immediately after the election of Tadahito Kato, the Liberal Party of Japan was officially created on 14 February 2009. Kato appointed Seixo, a Portuguese-born politician, as the party's first vice president. Following some recruitment efforts, the Liberals gained as many members as 30, in which the majority were former members of the Bushido.

In the congressional elections of February 2009, the Liberals gained eight seats, becoming the second largest party in congress. However, some members chose to leave Japan and resigned from their posts as congressmen. The Liberals secured six congressional seats and enjoyed its position as the third largest Japanese political party in congressional representation and in party size.

Tadahito Kato was re-elected for a second term, and the party managed to get five congressional seats. After Kato made public that he would not run for another term, many candidates stepped up: Agertor (who had lost the previous election against Kato), Riento, and a returning Hitoshi Makoto. However it was Seixo, the former vice president and the last one to present it's candidacy, who won the elections.

Seixo's main objectives are to bring more activity to the party and have a successful congress elections. After a somewhat successful congress election, Seixo was unable to increase party activity to the levels he wished. Seixo decided to step down and don't run for president again.

Tadahito Kato, with Seixo's support, was able to win the elections and become, once again, party president.

Political positions

Economy

The Liberal Party is committed to expanding opportunity for every citizen of Japan. In order to do so, it supports a slightly bigger government, which is essential to welfare programs. Some ideas of welfare programs are taken from the American system, which includes national health care, hospital, and unemployment services. These services will be operated under the existing agency Japanese Interior Service.

Because of the relatively small size of Japan, the Liberal Party supports the governmental protection of businesses. We believe high protective tariffs are crucial to the development of domestic companies. However, we also support the operation of government-owned companies to ensure fair prices of products.

Foreign affairs

As the leader in East Asia, Japan has the responsibility to protect and cooperate with other East Asian countries. The Liberal Party does not oppose the independence movement of China and recognizes the partial sovereignty of South Korea. This will not be an unalterable policy as we will continue talks with leaders and make necessary adjustments.

On a larger scale, we also support more talks with non-PEACE members. PEACE has become a weak alliance and has done nothing about the Iranian aggression toward neighboring nations. Formation of economic and social alliances are also a choice. Nonetheless, the diplomatic neutrality of Japan should be maintained and our official policies will be proceeded only if they do not conflict with another nation.

Social reforms

The Liberal Party not only believes in a big government, but also a consistent one. We support the passage of a national constitution. There are a few points that we wish to include in the proposed constitution. These points include a fixed system of cabinet positions and a more elaborate process for government appointments.

As the result of the constant shortage of labor in eJapan, the Liberals are not only against immigration restrictions but also will try to recruit and attract foreigners with our plans. The Liberals try to bring real-life Japanese culture to the eWorld, in hopes of attracting interested foreigners. The cultural patronage will not only bring a diversity to Japan, it will also expand its labor force.