Strength of the Political Groups in the House of Councillors

(As of December 15,2017)

Political Groups in the House Number of Members Abbreviation
Liberal Democratic Party and The Party for Japanese Kokoro 125 (19) LDP・PJK
The Democratic Party and The Shin-Ryokufukai 47 (11) DP-SR
Komeito 25 (5) KP
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
Voice of The People 2 (1) VP
Independents 5 (0) None
INCUMBENTS 242 (50) -
Vacancies 0 -
MEMBERSHIP 242 -

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.