Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
|Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology|
|Ministers responsible||Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Teru Fukui, Senior Vice Minister
Yaichi Tanigawa, Senior Vice Minister
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (文部科学省 Monbu-kagaku-shō ), also known as MEXT, Monka-shō or Monbushō, is one of the ministries of the Japanese government.
The Japanese government centralises education, and it is managed by a state bureaucracy that regulates almost every aspect of the education process. The School Education Law requires schools around the country to use textbooks that follow the curriculum guideline set by the ministry, although there are some exceptions.
In January 2001, the former Monbu-shō and the former Science and Technology Agency (科学技術庁 Kagaku-gijutsu-chō ) merged to become the present MEXT.
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The Ministry sets standards for the romanization of Japanese.
See also 
- National Spiritual Mobilization Movement
- Education in Japan
- Japanese history textbook controversies
- Reischauer, Edwin O. et al. (2005), The Japanese Today, p.187.
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- Official website
- Official website (Japanese)
- Press release on Legislation of "the National University Corporation Law"