Strength of the Political Groups in the House of Councillors

(As of October 22,2016)

Political Groups in the House Number of Members Abbreviation
Liberal Democratic Party 123 (19) LDP
The Democratic Party and The Shin-Ryokufukai 50 (12) DP-SR
Komeito 25 (5) KP
Japanese Communist Party 14 (5) JCP
(currently confirming) 12 (2)
Hope Coalition(Kibou) 5 (2) HC
Independents Club 4 (2) IC
The Party for Japanese Kokoro 3 (1) PJK
Okinawa Whirlwind 2 (1) OW
Independents 4 (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.