Conservatives were promised right-wing policies, an army, a new Constitution and the confiscation of voting rights from non-ethnic Japanese people on Thursday as two prominent rightists launched a new political party.

Toshio Tamogami, a former chief of staff of the Air Self-Defense Force who has made revisionist remarks about Japanese history, and hawkish Lower House lawmaker Shingo Nishimura said their new party, Taiyo no To (Sunrise Party), will aim to rebuild Japan's national pride.

The two founders comprise the party's entire membership so far, but they said they will boost their ranks by the time of the next general election.