(Japanese: "party casting light on public administration", derived from ko, "public" + mei, "light" + to, "party")
Japanese political party with roots in the Buddhist sect Soka Gakkai. Komeito was formed in the 1950s, but did not run for election until 1964.
Following several well-publicised scandals, Komeito separated itself from Soka Gakkai in 1970. In 1994, Komeito became part of the Shinshinto party.