In 1955, conservative factions consolidated to form a party that would have a secure majority in the National Diet. This was the start of the Liberal Democratic Party （LDP）. Over the following forty years, largely against the backdrop of an international environment dominated by the Cold War, Japan remained under a generally stable LDP-led conservative government that rarely relinquished power to the opposition."NIPO-069", "2354456"
The newspaper always supports a conservative government.