Shakai Minshuto

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Shakai Minshuto

 

(Social Democratic Party). (1) The first Social Democratic party in Japan. The party was founded May 18, 1901, by Katayama Sen and Kotoku Denjiro and was immediately banned.

(2) A Japanese Social Democratic party that existed from December 1926 to July 1932, founded by right-wing reformers who had left Rodo Nominto (Labor-Farmer Party) in October 1926. In July 1931 some members of Shakai Minshuto joined the newly reestablished party Zenkoku Rono Taishuto (Labor-Farmer Masses Party). In July 1932, Shakai Taishuto (Social Mass Party) was organized as a result of the merger of Shakai Minshuto and Zenkoku Rono Taishuto.

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