Hashimoto Reform of central government PM empowerment plus ministries rationalisation effective as of 2001



Hashimoto Reform

central government total re-organisation in 2001

also producing clumsy and gargantuan MoEXT, MoHLW, MoLIT, MoPM etc

MoF name change

the Hashimoto Reform rationalised the ministries

MoF was given the modern name zaimusho Ministry of Financial Affairs cf MoJ

Cabinet Office


policy etc support staff for the newly empowered PM cf Hashimoto Reform


Economic Planning Agency keizaikikakucho

the Hashimoto Reform put the EPA function into the upgraded Cabinet Office


Ministry of Environment

upgraded from agency to ministry status in Hashimoto Reform process

keizaisangyosho keisansho

Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry METI

MITI and EPA loss of power via Hashimoto Reform etc a warning to MoF

kokudokotsusho kokkosho

Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport

Ministries of Construction and Transport became MoLIT cf Hashimoto Reform

MoEE zatsumusho

Ministry of Everything Else ironic

ragbag ministry MoPM somusho created in the Hashimoto Reform cf sonota


Ministry of Education Culture Sports etc etc

kanji abbreviated to monkasho a Hashimoto Reform result cf MoEE, PADI


Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

existed from 1982 - 2001 when it was bundled into MoPM cf Hashimoto Reform


Cabinet Office

major revamping for the newly empowered PM following the Hashimoto Reform


Ministry of Everything Else

the ragbag ministry MoPM derogatory cf MIC, MoEXT, Hashimoto Reform

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