The New Komeito Party, which is the coalition partner of the ruling Liberal-Democratic Party (LDP), has changed its English name, dropping "New". It will now be known as the Komeito Party.
The party voted on the change at last week's convention, TV Asahi reported. A party official told a news conference that since the party will mark the 50th anniversary of its founding in November, it cannot really be called new anymore.
It has been called New Komeito since 1998.© Japan Today