Strength of the Political Groups in the House of Councillors

(As of July 24,2016)

Political Groups in the House Number of Members Abbreviation
Liberal Democratic Party 116 (16) LDP
The Democratic Party and The Shin-Ryokufukai 63 (9) DP-SR
Komeito 20 (3) KP
Japanese Communist Party 11 (4) JCP
Initiatives from Osaka 7 (0) IFO
The Assembly to Energize Japan and The Independents 4 (0) AEJ
The Party for Japanese Kokoro 3 (1) PJK
Social Democratic Party 3 (1) SDP
The People's Life Party & Taro Yamamoto and Friends 3 (1) PLPTYF
Independents Club 2 (1) IC
New Renaissance Party and Group of Independents 2 (0) NRP-GI
Independents 7 (2) None
INCUMBENTS 241 (38) -
Vacancies 1 -

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.