Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (Japan)
Overview
 
The , abbreviated MLIT, is a ministry of the Japanese government. It is responsible for one-third of all the laws and orders in Japan and the largest Japanese ministry in terms of employees, as well as the second-largest organ of the Japanese government after the Ministry of Defense. The ministry has four external organs including the Japan Coast Guard and the Japan Tourism Agency.
MLIT was established as part of the administrative reforms of January 6, 2001, which merged the , , , and the .
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The , abbreviated MLIT, is a ministry of the Japanese government. It is responsible for one-third of all the laws and orders in Japan and the largest Japanese ministry in terms of employees, as well as the second-largest organ of the Japanese government after the Ministry of Defense. The ministry has four external organs including the Japan Coast Guard and the Japan Tourism Agency.

Background

MLIT was established as part of the administrative reforms of January 6, 2001, which merged the , , , and the . Before the ministry renamed itself on January 8, 2008, the ministry's English name was "Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport".

External organs

  • Japan Transport Safety Board
    Japan Transport Safety Board
    is Japan's authority for establishing transportation safety. It is a division of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.The agency began on October 1, 2008 as a merger between the Japan Marine Accident Inquiry Agency and the Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation...

  • Japan Tourism Agency
    Japan Tourism Agency
    The , abbreviated JTA, is an organization which was set up on October 1, 2008 as an extra-ministerial bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.- Background of establishment :...

  • Japan Meteorological Agency
    Japan Meteorological Agency
    The or JMA, is the Japanese government's weather service. Charged with gathering and reporting weather data and forecasts in Japan, it is a semi-autonomous part of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport...

  • Japan Coast Guard
    Japan Coast Guard
    The , formerly the Maritime Safety Agency, is the Japanese coast guard. Comprising about 12,000 personnel, it is under the oversight of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and is responsible for the protection the coast-lines of Japan...


Ministers of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Name From To Cabinet
Chikage Oogi
Chikage Oogi
, real name , real name , real name (born 10 May 1933 as , is a Japanese actress and politician. During her 30-year-long political career, she experienced some important posts. She became the first female President of the House of Councillors in 2004....

January 6, 2001 September 22, 2003 Yoshiro Mori
Yoshiro Mori
is a Japanese politician who served as the 85th and 86th Prime Minister of Japan starting at 5 April 2000 ending 26 April 2001. Described as having "the heart of a flea and the brain of a shark," he was an unpopular prime minister mainly remembered today for his many gaffes and situationally...


Junichiro Koizumi
Junichiro Koizumi
is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 2001 to 2006. He retired from politics when his term in parliament ended.Widely seen as a maverick leader of the Liberal Democratic Party , he became known as an economic reformer, focusing on Japan's government debt and the...

Nobuteru Ishihara
Nobuteru Ishihara
is a Japanese politician.He was born in Zushi, Kanagawa, the son of author Shintaro Ishihara . He attended Keio Gijuku High School and graduated from the literature faculty of Keio University in 1981...

September 22, 2003 September 27, 2004 Junichiro Koizumi
Kazuo Kitagawa
Kazuo Kitagawa
was the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the Japanese Cabinet of Junichiro Koizumi.Born in Ikuno-ku, Osaka, Kitagawa graduated from Faculty of Law, Soka University and became a lawyer. In 1990, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time and since 2004 has...

September 27, 2004 September 26, 2006 Junichiro Koizumi
Tetsuzo Fuyushiba
Tetsuzo Fuyushiba
is a Japanese politician of the New Komeito Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet . He has been serving as Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport as well as Minister of State for Tourism Promotion in Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda's Cabinet.Fuyushiba was born in Shenyang ...

September 26, 2006 August 2, 2008 Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe
was the 90th Prime Minister of Japan, elected by a special session of the National Diet on 26 September 2006. He was Japan's youngest post–World War II prime minister and the first born after the war. Abe served as prime minister for nearly twelve months, before resigning on 12 September 2007...


Yasuo Fukuda
Yasuo Fukuda
was the 91st Prime Minister of Japan, serving from 2007 to 2008. He was previously the longest-serving Chief Cabinet Secretary in Japanese history, serving for three and a half years under Prime Ministers Yoshirō Mori and Junichiro Koizumi....

Sadakazu Tanigaki
Sadakazu Tanigaki
is a conservative Japanese politician who served as Minister of Finance from 2003 to 2006, in the cabinet of Jun'ichirō Koizumi. He also served as Minister of Construction and Transport in the cabinet of Yasuo Fukuda and is serving his ninth term as a member of the House of Representatives,...

August 2, 2008 September 24, 2008 Yasuo Fukuda
Nariaki Nakayama
Nariaki Nakayama
is a Japanese politician. He served as Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in the Cabinet of Junichiro Koizumi and later as Minister of Land,Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism under Taro Aso...

September 24, 2008 September 28, 2008 Taro Aso
Taro Aso
was the 92nd Prime Minister of Japan serving from September 2008 to September 2009, and was defeated in the August 2009 election.He has served in the House of Representatives since 1979. He was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2007, and was Secretary-General of the LDP briefly in 2007 and...

Kazuyoshi Kaneko
Kazuyoshi Kaneko
is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet . A native of Takayama, Gifu and graduate of Keio University, he was elected for the first time in 1986. His father is former Minister of Finance Ippei Kaneko.- External links :* in...

September 28, 2008 September 16, 2009 Taro Aso
Seiji Maehara
Seiji Maehara
is a Japanese politician who has been a member of the House of Representatives of Japan since 1993. He was the leader of the Democratic Party of Japan from 2005 to 2006, and later served as Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and Minister of Foreign Affairs under the cabinets...

September 16, 2009 September 21, 2010 Yukio Hatoyama
Yukio Hatoyama
is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan between 16 September 2009 and 2 June 2010, and was the first ever Prime Minister from the modern Democratic Party of Japan....


Naoto Kan
Naoto Kan
is a Japanese politician, and former Prime Minister of Japan. In June 2010, then-Finance Minister Kan was elected as the leader of the Democratic Party of Japan and designated Prime Minister by the Diet to succeed Yukio Hatoyama. On 26 August 2011, Kan announced his resignation...

Sumio Mabuchi
Sumio Mabuchi
is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet . A native of Nara, Nara and graduate of Yokohama National University, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 2003 after an unsuccessful run in 2000.On...

September 21, 2010 January 14, 2011 Naoto Kan
Akihiro Ohata
Akihiro Ohata
is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet . A native of Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki, he attended the Musashi Institute of Technology as both undergraduate and graduate...

January 14, 2011 September 2, 2011 Naoto Kan
Takeshi Maeda
Takeshi Maeda
Takeshi Maeda may refer to:* Takeshi Maeda * Takeshi Maeda...

September 2, 2011 Present Yoshihiko Noda
Yoshihiko Noda
is the current Prime Minister of Japan, a member of the Democratic Party of Japan , and a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet...


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