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Monbukagakusho
(The Ministry of Education,Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology)

Monbukagakusho plays a very important role in Japanese educational system. It wields a considerable measure of national authority by supervising the education governed and administered by national, prefectural, and municipal components.

Monbukagakusho executes its responsibility to carry out government programs and services concerning education by:

  • prescribing curricula, standards, and requirements
  • approving textbooks
  • authorizing the establishment of colleges and universities
  • providing general supervision of private institutions of higher education
  • regulating establishment of private schools
  • investigating and issuing directives to local boards of education for corrective action, as occasion may demand