Another political party is to be formed to contest the Dec 16 election. Shizuka Kamei, said Monday he and former Agriculture Minister Masahiko Yamada will set up an as-yet-unnamed party.
Kamei is a former head of the People's New Party, while Yamada announced Monday that he was leaving the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ).
Yamada told a news conference that the new party's platform will have three pillars -- opposition to Japan joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, ending Japan's reliance on nuclear power and a freeze on the consumption tax hike.
Kamei said the number of political parties that have sprung up this year shows that the current political structure in Japan has to change.© Japan Today