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Seven political parties to receive public subsidies

  • January 18, 2017
  • , Mainichi , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announced on Tuesday that seven parties have registered to receive public subsidies in FY2017. The formation of the Democratic Party and dissolution of the Vision of Reform and the New Renaissance Party resulted in three less parties than last year. (Abridged)


Estimated amount of public subsidies for political parties in FY2017


Estimated amount

Increase or decrease from FY2016

Liberal Democratic Party

17 billion 622 million yen

186 million yen

Democratic Party

8 billion 718 million yen

▼629 million yen

Komeito Party

3 billion 135 million yen

83 million yen

Nippon Ishin (Japan Innovation Party)

1 billion 9 million yen

301 million yen

Liberal Party

398 million yen

47 million yen

Social Democratic Party

395 million yen

▼ 46 million yen

Party for Japanese Kokoro

493 million yen

▼50 million yen

Notes:  Amounts estimated by the Mainichi Shimbun.

            ▼ indicates a decrease.

            Numbers are rounded down to the nearest million yen.

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