Strength of the Political Groups in the House of Councillors

(As of December 18,2018)

Political Groups in the House Number of Members Abbreviation
Liberal Democratic Party and Voice of The People 126 (19) LDP・VP
Komeito 25 (5) KP
The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and Minyukai 24 (6) CDP
Democratic Party For the People and The Shin-Ryokufukai 23 (5) DPFP-SR
Japanese Communist Party 14 (5) JCP
Nippon Ishin(Japan Innovation Party) 11 (2) JIP
Hope Coalition(Kibou) 6 (3) HC
The Party of Hope 3 (2) TPH
Independents Club 2 (1) IC
Okinawa Whirlwind 2 (1) OW
Independents 6 (1) None
INCUMBENTS 242 (50) -
Vacancies 0 -

Notes: Figures in parentheses show the number of women members.

Most house members belong to political groups, which is formed based on their political parties. On this Web site, the names of the political groups are abbreviated as listed above for layout reasons. These abbreviations are not the official abbreviations for the various political groups.