Strength of the Political Groups in the House of Councillors

(As of April 24,2014)

Political Groups in the House Number of Members Abbreviation
Liberal Democratic Party 114 (17) LDP
The Democratic Party and The Shin-Ryokufukai 58 (9) DP-SR
New Komeito 20 (3) NK
Your Party 13 (2) YP
Japanese Communist Party 11 (4) JCP
Japan Restoration Party 9 (1) JRP
Unity Party 5 (0) -
Social Democratic Party 3 (1) SDP
New Renaissance Party and Group of Independents 3 (0) NRP-GI
People's Life Party 2 (1) PLP
Independents 4 (1) None
INCUMBENTS 242 (39) -
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.