Democratic Party for the People (DPFP)


(2018-2020), (2020-)

The Democratic Party for the People (DPFP) was originally formed in 2018 as a result of the merger between the Democratic Party (民進党) and the "liberals" who left the Party of Hope (希望の党).

In September 2020, the majority of the DPFP  then merged with the Constitutional Democratic Party (立憲民主党, CDP), retaining the CDP name. However, 14 DPFP members, including party leader Yūichiro Tamaki, who refused to merge instead formed a new party retaining the DPFP name. The DPFP has characterized itself as a "reformist centrist" party (改革中道政党), though after 2020 has been viewed more as "reformist conservative" (改革保守) due to the secession of liberals to the CDP.

Standing for “comprehensive security,” the DPFP aims to preserve the “pacifism” that Japan has sought since the end of World War II with the current constitution; the party argue that Japan should hold its "exclusively defense-oriented" (専守防衛) policy with realistic tactics and develop its humanitarian aid policy as well. The party calls for cancelation of the security bills, which was approved in the Diet under the Abe administration, criticizing the bills for extending the SDF's activities unlimitedly.