Rikkenseiyukai (Friends of Constitutional Government, 立憲政友会) is a political party in Japan founded in 1890 by Count Itō Hirobumi. After the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) he became the first real leader of the Rikken-Seiyukai party. Also called the Seiyukai Party, it became the representative party in prewar Japan. Born in Hagi, Yamaguchi, Prince Itō Hirobumi (伊藤 博文 Itō Hirobumi 1841–1909, also called Hirofumi/Hakubun) was a Japanese politician and the countrys first Prime Minister (and the 5th, 7th and 10th). ... There were two wars known as the Sino-Japanese War (between China and Japan): The First Sino-Japanese War occurred between 1894 and 1895, primarily over control of Korea. ...
The Seiyukai Party was the most powerful party in Japan from 1900 to 1921 and it promoted a big government with “active policy” (quite large public spending). Though called "liberal" by members of the party the Seiyukai Party was generally conservative. It often opposed social policies and it supported bureaucratic control and militarism for the purpose of winning votes and especially attacking the rival Minsei Party. The Seiyukai Party governments prevailed from 1924 to 1931. After winning election in late 1931 the Seiyukai Party floated the yen and conducted expansionary macro policies to revive the economy. In politics, the term liberal refers to: an adherent of the ideology of liberalism âan ideology espousing liberty. ... Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... A 1,000 yen note, featuring the portrait of Natsume Soseki. ...
After World War II, the Seiyukai reappeared, under the leadership of Kijuro Shidehara, as the Progressive Party, the most conservative major political party in postwar Japan. The Progressives were later absorbed into the business-oriented Liberal Democratic Party. The Seiyukai was traditionally identified with the Mitsui financial interests. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weaponsâthe atom bomb being the ultimate. ... Shidehara on a 1931 issue of TIME magazine. ... The Liberal Democratic Party is the largest Japanese political party. ... Mitsui (三井) is one of the largest corporate conglomerates (Keiretsu) in Japan and one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world. ...
SEIYUKAI is a voluntary group which was composed of participants in various international programmes that are sponsored by the government.
The activities of SEIYUKAI are mainly to organise international exchange projects sponsored by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) or Somucho (Prime Minister's Office), which include home-stays, and the publishing of the international exchange bulletin "Inter-Shimane." Moreover, SEIYUKAI organises tours called "Inter-Shimane Goodwill Wings" for its members and host-families to enhance its overseas foreign exchange programmes.
In July this year, SEIYUKAI organised a discussion in which local youths and foreign delegates in the friendship programme could talk under one theme: "Who influenced you most?" In our country, the number of juvenile delinquency and bullying at schools are increasing, and the juvenile delinquents tend to get involved in serious crimes.
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