FACTOID # 15: A mere 0.8% of West Virginians were born in a foreign country.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Japan)
Office building
Office building

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (農林水産省 Nōrinsuisanshō?) a cabinet ministry in the government of Japan responsible for oversight of the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries. Its acronym is MAFF. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 586 pixelsFull resolution (2488 × 1821 pixel, file size: 660 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Copyrighted by っ Also CC-by-2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 586 pixelsFull resolution (2488 × 1821 pixel, file size: 660 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Copyrighted by っ Also CC-by-2. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... This article describes the structure of the Japanese Government. ... A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... Salmon for sale at a marketplace The Fishing industry is the commercial activity of fishing and producing fish and other seafood products. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ...

Contents

History

The Constitution of the Empire of Japan provided for the creation of a Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce (農商務省 Nōshōmushō?), which was established in 1881, with Tani Tateki as its first minister. Jōyu (上諭) - The Emperors words (1) The Constitution of the Empire of Japan ), more commonly known as the Imperial or Meiji Constitution, was the fundamental law of the Empire of Japan from 29 November 1889 until 2 May 1947. ... Tani Tateki 18 March 1837-13 May 1911) was a statesman and lieutenant general in the Imperial Japanese Army in Meiji period Japan. ...


In 1925, the commerce functions were separated out into a separate Ministry of Commerce (商工省 Shōkōshō?), and the ministry was renamed the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (農林省 Nōrinshō?). The ministry was also given responsibility for oversight of the Factory Law of 1903, which provided regulations for work hours and worker safety in both industrial and agricultural industries.


From 1943-1945, when the Ministry of Commerce was abolished due to the nationalization of Japanese industry for the war effort, parts of that ministry reverted to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, which was again briefly named Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce (農商省 Nōshōshō?). Nationalization or nationalisation is the act of transferring assets into public ownership. ...


In 1978, the name of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry was expanded to its present form to better reflect the ministry's role in guaranteeing the Japanese public a safe food supply, and to protect producers and workers in the food production industries.


Roles

The primary function of the ministry is to set quality standards for food products, supervise commodity markets and food sales, and to undertake land reclamation and land improvement projects. This ministry is not in charge of Gundam [1]. This article is in need of attention. ... Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


See also

Agriculture, forestry, and fishing form the Primary sector of industry of the Japanese economy, together with the Japanese mining industry, but together they account for only 1. ...

External links

  • Official website
Ministries of Japan
Cabinet
Cabinet Secretariat | Cabinet Legislation Bureau | Security Council | National Personnel Authority
Cabinet Office (Imperial Household | Fair Trade | Public Safety, Police | Financial Services)
Internal Affairs | Justice | Foreign Affairs | Defense | Finance | Education | Health | Agriculture | Economy | Land | Environment

Board of Audit (Independent) The most influential part of the executive of the Japanese government are the ministries. ... The Cabinet ) is the executive branch of the government of Japan. ... The Cabinet Secretariat (jp: 内閣官房; Naikaku-Kambou) is the secretariat of the cabinet of Japan responsible for supporting directly the prime minister and managing general affairs in the cabinet. ... Japans Cabinet Legislation Bureau, headed by the Director of the Cabinet Legislative Bureau, advises cabinet members on drafting the legislation to be proposed to the Diet. ... The Security Council advises the prime minister on salaries and other matters pertaining to national government civil servants. ... The Editing National Personnel Authority (jp: 人事院; Jin-Ji-In) advises the prime minister on salaries and other matters pertaining to national government civil servants. ... Cabinet Office (内閣府; Naikaku-fu) is an agency in the Cabinet of Japan. ... Imperial Household Agency building on the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo The Imperial Household Agency ) is a government agency of Japan in charge of the state matters concerning Japans imperial family and also keeping the Privy Seal and the State Seal. ... Office building of Japanese Fair Trade Commission The Fair Trade Commission ) is a commission in the Japanese government responsible for enforcing Antimonopoly Law. ... The National Public Safety Commission ) is a Japanese Cabinet Office commission. ... The Financial Services Agency is a Japanese government organization responsible for overseeing banking, securities and exchange, and insurance in order to ensure the stability of the financial system of Japan. ... Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (総務省 Soumu-sho) is one of ministries in the Cabinet of Japan. ... Categories: Government of Japan | Stub ... The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (外務省; gaimu-sho) is one of the ministries of the Japanese government. ... The Ministry of Defense ) is a ministry in the Cabinet of Japan. ... The Ministry of Finance (財務省; Zaimu-sho) is one of ministries of the Japanese government. ... The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (国土交通省; Kokudo-kōtsū-shō) is one of ministries of the Japanese government. ... The Board of Audit reviews government expenditures and submits an annual report to the Diet. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Japan to inspect all U.S. beef imports - Boston.com (630 words)
Japan has ordered inspections of all U.S. beef imported over the past month, calling for a full explanation of an American violation of the countries' beef pact.
In this photo released by Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the cattle backbone bone material shipped by Brooklyn-based Atlantic Veal & Lamb Inc., is seen at the ministry's quarantine in Narita international airport, Narita city, east of Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 20, 2006.
Japan announced late Friday it was halting all American beef imports after inspectors found cattle backbone material in a beef shipment from Atlantic Veal & Lamb Inc., just weeks after Tokyo lifted its two-year ban on U.S. beef.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m