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Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Japan

METI occupies a central position in Japan’s “economic bureaucracy” and is regarded as one of the three most powerful and prestigious ministries of the central government (along with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). In formulating and implementing Japan’s trade and industrial policies, METI is responsible for funding most of Japan’s export promotion programs (although operation of these programs is left to JETRO).

Contact: Ministry of International Trade and Industry; 1-3-1, Kasumigaseki 1-chome; Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan; Tel: [81] (3) 3501-1511; Web: www.meti.go.jp/english/index.html.

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