• Organization TypeGovernment
  • HeadquartersJapan
  • Founded1871

Ministry of Education, Sport, Culture and Technology (MEXT) (Japan)

Chronology of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT) 1871 Ministry of Education established 1872 Promulgation of the school system 1947 The Basic Act on Education, School Education Law enacted 1949 Scientific Technical Administration Committee established 1950 Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties enacted Protection of Cultural Properties Committee established (external bureau of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology) 1956 Science and Technology Agency established (external bureau of the Prime Minister’s Office) 1959 Council for Science and Technology Policy established 1961 Sports Promotion Law enacted 1964 Tokyo Olympics held 1968 Agency for Cultural Affairs established (merging of the Protection of Cultural Properties Committee and the Ministry of Education Cultural Affairs Bureau) 1972 Sapporo Olympics held 1984 National Council on Education Reform established (to 1987) 1995 The Science and Technology Basic Law enacted 1996 The First Science and Technology Basic Plan formulated (to FY2000) 1998 Nagano Olympics held 2000 The Basic Plan for the Promotion of Sports formulated (to FY2011) 2001 MEXT established (merging of the Ministry of Education, Science Sports and Culture and the Science and Technology Agency) Fundamental Law for the Promotion of Culture and the Arts enacted The Second Science and Technology Basic Plan formulated (to FY2005) 2002 The First Basic Policy on the Promotion of Culture and the Arts formulated (to FY2006) Five-day week system implemented for schools 2006 The Third Science and Technology Basic Plan formulated (to FY2010) Revision of the Basic Act on Education enacted 2007 The Second Basic Policy on the Promotion of Culture and the Arts formulated (to FY2010) 2008 The First Basic Plan for the Promotion of Education formulated (to FY2012) 2011 The Third Basic Policy on the Promotion of Culture and the Arts formulated (to FY2015) The Fourth Science and Technology Basic Plan formulated (to FY2015) The Basic Act on Sport enacted 2012 The Sport Basic Plan formulated 2013 The Second Basic Plan for the Promotion of Education formulated (to FY2017) 2015 The Fourth Basic Policy on the Promotion of Culture and the Arts formulated (to FY2020) Japan Sports Agency established (external bureau of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
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  • Japan (headquarters)
  • Tokyo
  • 3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku