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Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and

Tourism
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Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and
Tourism

国土交通省

Kokudokōtsūshō

Central Government Building # 3: MLIT Headquarters

Agency overview

 Ministry of Transport (運輸省Un'yu-shō)
Preceding
 Ministry of Construction (建設省 Kensetsu-shō)
agencies
 Hokkaido Development Agency(北海道開発
庁 Hokkaidō-kaihatsu-chō)

 National Land Agency (国土庁Kokudo-chō)

Jurisdiction Japan

Infrastructure. Transport and Tourism  Tsukasa Akimoto. Before the ministry renamed itself on January 8. Tokyo 100- 8918 Japan Ministers  Keiichi Ishii. Contents [hide]  1Background  2Investigations o 2.jp The Ministry of Land. and the National Land Agency (国土庁 Kokudo-chō). Infrastructure and Transport".1External agencies  4Notes  5External links Background[edit] MLIT was established as part of the administrative reforms of January 6. the Hokkaido Development Agency (北海道開発庁 Hokkaidō-kaihatsu-chō). Transport and Tourism Parent agency Government of Japan Website http://www. as well as the second-largest executive agency of the Japanese government after the Ministry of Defense. 2008. Transport and Tourism (国土交通省 Kokudo-kōtsū-shō). and is the largest Japanese ministry in terms of employees.[3] the . 2012 where a bus bound for Tokyo Disneyland crashed into a wall on the Kanetsu Expressway in Gunma Prefecture killing seven and injuring 39 others. responsible Transport and Tourism  Takao Makino. abbreviated MLIT. Chiyoda-ku.[2] Investigations[edit] Highway tour bus companies[edit] After a fatal bus accident on April 29. State Minister of Land. the Ministry of Construction (建設省 Kensetsu-shō).mlit. Headquarters 2-1-3 Kasumigaseki. which merged the Ministry of Transport (運輸省 Un'yu-shō). Infrastructure.go. is a ministry of the Japanese government.1Highway tour bus companies  3Organization o 3. State Minister of Land. Infrastructure. Infrastructure. 2001. The ministry oversees four external agencies including the Japan Coast Guard and the Japan Tourism Agency. Minister of Land.[1] It is responsible for one-third of all the laws and orders in Japan. the ministry's English name was "Ministry of Land.

[4] New safety measures. Twenty-two companies broke the law by hiring drivers on a daily basis." The largest number of drivers hired by a company in this fashion was eight. 192 companies were found to have broken the law by ignoring the maximum nine hours of work a day for drivers." an official of the ministry's Road Transport Bureau said. From May to June 2012 it carried out inspections and found that 250 of 298 companies (over 80%) violated the Road Transportation Law. It also found 118 companies did not give proper instructions and supervision to drivers. which should include an alcohol breath test. Among them. with 48 companies breaching it seriously and one even lending its name to another company. which the ministry considered a "serious violation. Forty-eight companies did not perform roll call before their drivers started work. "We would like to provide thorough instructions to the bus companies about their safety management. The ministry considered some of these violations as serious depending on their frequency and extent. In the April 29 crash. including the provision of safety education. two companies acted as brokers between the tour organizer and the bus operator.ministry launched an investigation into highway bus companies.[5] Organization[edit] MLIT is organized into the following bureaus:[1][6]  Minister's Secretariat (大臣官房)  Policy Bureau (総合政策局)  National and Regional Policy Bureau (国土政策局)  Land Economy and Construction and Engineering Industry Bureau (土地・建設産業局)  City Bureau (都市局)  Water and Disaster Management Bureau (水管理・国土保全局)  Road Bureau (道路局)  Housing Bureau (住宅局)  Railway Bureau (鉄道局)  Road Transport Bureau (自動車交通局)  Maritime Bureau (海事局)  Ports and Harbours Bureau (港湾局)  Civil Aviation Bureau (航空局)  Hokkaido Bureau (北海道局)  Director-General for Policy Planning (政策統括官)  Director-General for International Affairs (国際統括官) . The ministry was considering whether to punish the violators and publish the inspection results of bus companies that are organizing tours this summer on its website. due to come into effect as early as July 2012 prohibited travel agencies from brokering bus tours to third parties. 15 companies hired more than one driver this way.