The House of Representatives passed a resolution Friday urging former Democratic Party of Japan member Shingo Nishimura, who is on trial for allegedly violating the Attorney's Law, to step down.

The resolution was passed at a plenary session of the House of Representatives with majority support from all parties, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito, as well as the leading opposition party, the DPJ, from which Nishimura was expelled last November following his arrest.

The resolution is nonbinding, however.