Strength of the Political Groups in the House of Councillors

(As of September 19,2019)

Political Groups in the House Number of Members Abbreviation
Liberal Democratic Party and Voice of The People 113 (19) LDP・VP
The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and Minyukai and Hope Coalition 36 (10) CDP
Komeito 28 (5) KP
Democratic Party For the People and The Shin-Ryokufukai 25 (8) DPFP-SR
Nippon Ishin(Japan Innovation Party) 16 (3) JIP
Japanese Communist Party 13 (5) JCP
Okinawa Whirlwind 2 (0) OW
Hekisuikai 2 (2) HS
Your Party 2 (0) YP
Independents 5 (3) None
INCUMBENTS 244 (56) -
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.