• Kyodo


Former Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara is set to launch his new party Tuesday in the run-up for the next general election, which must be held no later than next summer but could be come as early as next month.

Ishihara, known for his nationalistic views, is expected to announce the name, platform and policies of the new party at a news conference. The party will incorporate all five members of the conservative opposition Sunrise Party.

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