15 July 1922

The Japanese Communist Party is established in Japan.


The Japanese Communist Party is a political party in Japan and is one of the largest non-governing communist parties in the world.The JCP advocates the establishment of a society based on socialism, democracy, peace and opposition to militarism. It proposes to achieve its objectives by working within a democratic framework in order to achieve its goals, while struggling against what it describes as “imperialism and its subordinate ally, monopoly capital”.

The party does not advocate violent revolution; it proposes a “democratic revolution” to achieve “democratic change in politics and the economy”, and “the complete restoration of Japan’s national sovereignty” . The JCP was founded on 15 July 1922, as an underground political association.