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[edit]

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

Former ministries[edit]

Before 2001[edit]

2001 Central Government Reform[edit]

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

List of ministers[edit]