Strength of the Political Groups in the House of Councillors

(As of October 8,2015)

Political Groups in the House Number of Members Abbreviation
Liberal Democratic Party 113 (16) LDP
The Democratic Party and The Shin-Ryokufukai 58 (9) DP-SR
Komeito 20 (3) KP
Japan Innovation Party 11 (0) JIP
Japanese Communist Party 11 (4) JCP
The Assembly to Energize Japan and The Independents 7 (1) AEJ
Party for Future Generations 5 (1) PFG
Independents Club 4 (1) IC
Social Democratic Party 3 (1) SDP
The People's Life Party & Taro Yamamoto and Friends 3 (1) PLPTYF
New Renaissance Party and Group of Independents 2 (0) NRP-GI
Independents 5 (1) None
INCUMBENTS 242 (38) -
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.