Strength of the Political Groups in the House of Councillors

(As of July 19,2019)

Political Groups in the House Number of Members Abbreviation
Liberal Democratic Party and Voice of The People 121 (19) LDP・VP
The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and Minyukai and Hope Coalition 28 (7) CDP
Democratic Party For the People and The Shin-Ryokufukai 27 (7) DPFP-SR
Komeito 25 (5) KP
Nippon Ishin(Japan Innovation Party) and The Party of Hope 15 (4) JIP・TPH
Japanese Communist Party 14 (5) JCP
Independents Club 2 (2) IC
Okinawa Whirlwind 2 (1) OW
Independents 3 (0) None
INCUMBENTS 237 (50) -
Vacancies 5 -
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.