Fact of the day: 15th July

On this day in 1922 the Japanese Communist Party was established in Japan.

The Japanese Communist Party is a left-wing political party in Japan.

The JCP advocates the establishment of a society based on socialism, democracy, peace, and opposition to militarism.

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It proposes to achieve these objectives by working within the framework of capitalism in order to achieve its goals, while still struggling against what it describes as “imperialism and its subordinate ally, monopoly capital.”

Although it is a Marxist party, the JCP does not advocate socialist revolution; it proposes a “democratic revolution” to achieve “democratic change in politics and the economy”, and “the complete restoration of Japan’s national sovereignty”, which it sees as infringed by Japan’s security alliance with the United States although it firmly defends Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan.

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