Shimpotō

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Shimpotō (進歩党, Shinpotō) was a short-lived political party in Meiji period Japan.

Shimpotō
Progressive Party

進歩党
FoundedMarch 1, 1896 (1896-03-01)
DissolvedJune 20, 1898 (1898-06-20)
Preceded byRikken Kaishintō
Merged intoKenseitō
Succeeded byKenseitō (Constitutional Party)
HeadquartersTokyo
IdeologyLiberalism
Progressivism
Japanese nationalism
Liberal nationalism
Political positionCentre-left

The Shimpotō was founded by Ōkuma Shigenobu in March 1896, as a merger of the Rikken Kaishintō and minor political parties to offset a temporary alliance between Ōkuma's rival, Itō Hirobumi and the Liberal Party of Japan (Jiyutō).

In June 1898, the Shimpotō merged with the Jiyutō to form the Kenseitō.

ReferencesEdit

  • Sims, Richard (2001). Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Renovation 1868–2000. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0-312-23915-7.