President Banri Kaieda
Secretary-General Goshi Hosono
Spokesperson Yoshiaki Takaki
Councillors leader Azuma Koshiishi
Representatives leader Banri Kaieda
Founded 8 January 1953 (1953-01-08)
Headquarters 1-11-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0014, Japan
Membership  (2012) 7,326,974
Ideology Liberalism,
Social liberalism
Political position Centre/Centre-left
International affiliation Alliance of Democrats
Official colors Red and black (informally)
131 / 272
297 / 505
Prefectural assembly members
1,537 / 3,576
Municipal assembly members
3,819 / 35,980

The Democratic Party of Japan (民主党 Minshutō) is a Centre-left political party in Japan founded in 1953 by the merger of several opposition parties. It is one of the most consistently successful political parties in the world. As of October 22, 2017, it holds 131 seats in the House of Councillors and 297 seats in the House of Representatives.

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