Formed by liberal members of the Democratic Party, which imploded before the election and no longer exists in the lower house, the CDPJ
won 55 seats, a final count by public broadcaster NHK shows.
The LDP's junior partner, the Komeito, is cautious about revising Article 9, perhaps even more so after signs that some of its dovish supporters had voted for the CDPJ
. It also believes the biggest opposition party should agree with the proposed changes.
These dialogues were usually initiated by the Commission for Peace and Justice (CDPJ
), a Catholic organization, and both Christian and non-Christian groups participated.