Happiness Realization Party

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The Happiness Realization Party is the political wing of the conservative and anti-communist Happy Science religious movement.
Founded in 2009 by Ryuho Okawa "in order to offer the Japanese people a third option" for the elections that year.
The group's manifesto pledges to double Japan's population to 300 million, make Japan stronger and more active internationally by amending the pacifist Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution and building a nuclear deterrent capability whilst also encouraging a nuclear-free world which grounded in a spirit of religious tolerance and compassion,
The group identifies itself as conservative however and members,, including the musician Tokma, have visited the disputed Senkaku Islands claimed by China. many people feel the organisation more closely resembles a cult and to date has no seats in either house of the Japanese Diet.
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