公明党（こうめいとう、英語: New Komeito）は、日本の政党。宗教団体である「創価学会」を主な支持母体としている。略称は公明。
副代表 草川昭三 北側一雄 白浜一良 松あきら
The New Komeito (公明党 Kōmeitō), New Kōmei Party, or NKP is a political party in Japan founded by members of the Nichiren Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai. The leadership and financing of the two groups are currently self-proclaimed to be independent, however an official 2008 Soka Gakkai International (SGI) press release stated "official liaison meetings between New Komeito and the Soka Gakkai are held at least twice a year." Also, the vast majority of party members are also members of Soka Gakkai and many Soka Gakkai members support NKP especially during election campaigns.
The three kanji characters 公明党 have the approximate meanings of "public/government" (公 kō), "light/brightness" (明 mei), and "political party" (党 tō). The combination "kōmei" (公明) is usually taken to mean "justice or fairness". The word "New" is not a part of the Japanese name, but is used in English to distinguish the party from its predecessor. The NKP was formed as a result of a merger between the Kōmeitō and the New Peace Party on November 7, 1998.
After the 2012 general election the party held 31 seats in the lower house and 19 seats in the upper house.
President: Akihiro Ota
Secretary General: Kazuo Kitagawa
Political ideology: Buddhist-influenced centrism, conservatism, social conservatism
19th November 08