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Democratic Socialist Party (Japan)

Democratic Socialist Party
Founded 1960
Dissolved 10 December 1994
Split from Japan Socialist Party
Merged into New Frontier Party
Youth wing Minsha Youth
Ideology Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation Socialist International
Politics of Japan
Political parties
Elections

The Democratic Socialist Party (originally 民主社会党 Minshu Shakai-tō, later simply 民社党 Minsha-tō) was a social-democratic party in Japan.

History

The Democratic Socialist Party (DSP) was established in 1960 by a breakaway group (led by Suehiro Nishio) of the Domei private-sector labor confederation.

The DSP was dissolved in 1994 to join the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY). After Minsha Youth was dissolved, some of its former members and independent social democrats formed a new youth organisation, Young Socialists, which retained full membership in IUSY; however, it was finally dissolved on 8 March 2008 without any successor organisation and abandoned its IUSY membership.

References

  1. ^ James C. Docherty; Peter Lamb (2 October 2006). Historical Dictionary of Socialism. Scarecrow Press. pp. 187–.  
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