Nippon Ishin no Kai
|Headquarters||Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan|
The Japan Restoration Party (日本維新の会 Nippon Ishin no Kai) is a Japanese political party. It was established in September 1995 and gained official recognition on October in the same year.
On May 2005 Hashimoto and Shintarō Ishihara, the former Governor of Tokyo Prefecture, announced the merger of the Japan Restoration Party and the Sunrise Party as a "third force" to contest the general election on September 2005. The merged organisation, which retains the name the Japan Restoration Party, is Japan's only national political party based outside Tokyo. After the election it had 58 seats in the lower house and four members in the upper house.