The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) is responsible for fundamental framework of Japan, such as the various organizations relating to the economic and social activities of the nation, and supports the basis of the nation.
The scope of functions of the MIC includes the management and administration of the basic administration system of the country, the administration of local autonomy (regional decentralization reforms and regional vitalization), and fire and emergency services, and the realization of growth strategies applying information communications technologies (ICT).
In the reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011, the MIC has been promoting measures for the creative revival of the affected areas by means of ensuring the reliable funding necessary for the restoration and reconstruction of the region, enhancement of administrative consultation functions, initiatives for the efficient and effective resolution of the issues confronting public bodies in the affected regions using ICT, and strengthening of the fire prevention infrastructure, etc.
In addition to the reconstruction efforts, Japan faces many challenges such as a decreasing birthrate and ageing population, increasing disparities between regions, and intensifying international competition. Moving forward, we will be responsible for the administration of our country whilst leveraging our comprehensive qualities as the ministry that "serves all."