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Ministries of Japan

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Ministries of Japan

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The most influential part of the executive of the Japanese government are the ministries. In postwar politics, the posts of ministers have been given to senior legislators, mostly of the LDP. However, few ministers serve for more than one or two years to develop the necessary grasp of the organisation to become really influential. Thus, most of the power lies within the ministries, with the senior bureaucrats.


Cabinet Office

The Cabinet Office is responsible for handling the day to day affairs of the cabinet. It consists of:

Former ministries

Before 2001

2001 Central Government Reform

As a result of the Central Government Reform in 2001, many Ministries are reformed.

List of ministers

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