The new Democratic Party of Japan will outline its ideals, policies and other key aspects by March 25, the Minyuren preparatory committee said March 16.

The DPJ is being re-created by a merger with Minyuren’s three other parties, Minseito, Shinto Yuai (Amity Party) and the Democratic Reform Party. The committee held its first meeting the same day and selected Michihiko Kano, secretary general of Minseito (Good Governance Party), as its head.

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