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Our Basic Philosophy

Our View of the Status Quo

Today's Japan is no longer responding to the changing times. This is because bureaucracy-led protectionism and conformity and the structure of collusion have reached a dead end. Before Japan enters an age of fewer children and an aging population in the early 21st century, we must overthrow the ancien régime locked in old thinking and vested interests, solve the problems at hand, and create a new, flexible, affluent society which values people's individuality and vitality.

Our Political Standpoint

We stand for those who have been excluded by the structure of vested interests, those who work hard and pay taxes, and for people who strive for independence despite difficult circumstances. In other words, we represent citizens, taxpayers, and consumers. We do not seek a panacea either in the free market or in the welfare state. Rather, we shall build a new road of the democratic center toward a society in which self-reliant individuals can mutually coexist and the government's role is limited to building the necessary systems.

Our Objectives

First of all, we shall build a society governed with transparent, just, and fair rules. Secondly, while the free market should permeate economic life, we aim for an inclusive society which guarantees security, safety, and fair and equal opportunity for each individual. Thirdly, we shall devolve the centralized government powers to citizens, markets, and to local governments, and build a decentralized society in which people of all backgrounds participate. Fourthly, we shall embody the fundamental principles of the Constitution: popular sovereignty, respect for fundamental human rights, and pacifism. Finally, as a member of the global community, we shall establish international relations in the fraternal spirit of self-reliance and mutual coexistence, and thereby restore the world's trust in Japan.

Realizing Our Philosophy

We shall rally around us a political force capable of gaining power, present ourselves as a choice to the people, and thereby establish a government for realizing our philosophy.

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