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Yukio Edano (枝野 幸男) (1964–) is a social liberal politician in Japan. He is the leader of Japan's main opposition, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan. He is called the last hope of the Japanese 'liberal camp'.
- Opposition to constitutional amendment[note 1]
- Opposition to Japanese ultra-nationalism
- Post-nuclear energy9
- Improvement in relations with South Korea[note 2]
- Advocacy of sexual minorities and women's rights
- Support for minorities in Japan (Burakumin), advocacy for Korean human rights and opposition to racial discrimination
- Support for freedom of expression (opposition to State Secrecy Law)
- Promotion of welfare policies and human rights for children and the disabled
- Advocacy of grassroots democracy and liberal populism
- Criticism of the political ties between Donald Trump and Shinzō Abe
- Japan's constitutional amendment is led by right-wing populists and right-wing nationalists in Japan. Japan's right-wing to far-rightist are trying to revise Article 2 of the Japanese constitution. Article 2 of the Constitution of Japan has 'the renunciation of war'. Japan was a defeated country during World War II and committed war crimes similar to Nazi Germany.(ex. Comfort women, Rape of Nanjing, Unit 731)
- However, he is negative about relations with China and North Korea because he is an moderate anti-communist. (Japan's conservatives, who came to power in the 21st century, have very bad relations with South Korea because they have abandoned anti-Communism and are showing a tendency toward ultra-nationalism.)