The Boshin Club was a political party in Japan.

HistoryEdit

The party was established in December 1908 during a period in which several anti-Rikken Seiyūkai groups began to coalesce in reaction to Rikken Seiyūkai's victory in the 1908 elections.[1] Its 42 MPs were involved in commerce and industry and many had been elected as independents.[1]

In March 1910 the party was dissolved when around half its members joined with several independent MPs and the Daidō Club to form the Chūō Club,[1] whilst seven of its MPs participated in the formation of Rikken Kokumintō.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Haruhiro Fukui (1985) Political parties of Asia and the Pacific, Greenwood Press, p457
  2. ^ Fukui, p471