People’s Life First
Published 30th November, 2012
The People’s Life First or LF or Kokumin no Seikatsu ga Daiichi was founded on 11th July 2012 by a splinter group from the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) led by Ichirō Ozawa a former leader of the Renewal Party, New Frontier Party, Liberal Party and most recently the Democratic Party of Japan. It describes itself as Centrist and believes in Pragmatism and Localism.
Upon its formation the party had 37 seats in the lower House of Representatives and 12 seats in the upper House of Councillors. More recently it has been joined by members of the Kizuna Party which itself was a breakaway faction from the DPJ in 2011.