Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Japan)

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (郵政省, Yūsei-shō) was one of the ministries in the Japanese government. Ministry was resulted as merger of Ministry of Posts (郵政省) and Ministry of Telecommunications (電気通信省) on 1 August 1982, which were superseding Ministry of Communications (逓信省, Teishin-shō) from 1 April 1946.

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Agency overview
FormedApril 1, 1946 (1946-04-01)
Preceding agencies
DissolvedJanuary 5, 2001 (2001-01-05)
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Japan
HeadquartersChiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Parent agencyGovernment of Japan
WebsiteMinistry of Posts and Telecommunications at the Wayback Machine (archive index)

The ministry introduced the POSIVA system for giving aid to foreign countries in January 1991.[1]

In January 2001, the ministry was merged with other ministries to form the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. The Postal Services Agency, under the new ministry, continued the POSIVA program.[1]


  1. "POSIVA portraits". Look Japan. March 2001. Retrieved 1 May 2019.

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