The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (外務省; gaimu-sho) is one of the ministries of the Japanese government. The Minister for Foreign Affairs is the member of the Cabinet in charge of the Ministry.
The ministry is due to the second term of the third article of the National Government Organization Law (http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/constitution_and_government/the_national_goverment_low.html), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Establishment Law establishes the ministry. According to the law, its chief is a minister of the cabinet, and "its mission is to aim at improvement of the profits of Japan and Japanese nationals, while contributing to maintenance of peaceful and safe international society, and, through an active and eager meansure, both to implement good international environment and to keep and develop harmonic foreign relationships."
The ministry is due to the second term of the third article of the National Government Organization Law , and the Ministry of ForeignAffairs Establishment Law establishes the ministry.
Diplomacy in postwar Japan was not a monopoly of the Ministry of ForeignAffairs.
The vital importance of foreignaffairs expanded to affect virtually every aspect of national life in postwar Japan, and the multiplicity of agencies involved in external affairs continued to be a source of confusion and inefficiency in the formulation of foreign policy.
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