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Ministry of Foreign Affairs

A cabinet-level department of the Japanese government responsible for formulating and implement foreign policy. It aims to promote profits for Japanese companies abroad. It works with JETRO, the Ministry of Finance, and other agencies in accomplishing its goals.
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If successful, the MOFA concept could lead to radical changes in the way coatings supply chains operate because raw material costs would become independent of the prices of the individual raw materials themselves.
Negotiations are still in progress on the signing of an agreement on law enforcement cooperation in fishery matters," it said, adding that "indictment of the perpetrators has remained a priority issue for MOFA and the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO).
However, neither MITI nor MOFA tried to influence for Iraqi crude purchases, and instead worked to discourage comments from business circles on Japan's diplomatic stance toward Iraq.
The MOFA share of MNC gross product in manufacturing rose from 26 percent in 1989 to 29 percent in 1996; the MOFA share of MNC capital expenditures rose from 26 percent to 29 percent; and the MOFA share of MNC employment rose from 27 percent to 32 percent.
The audit officials briefed the committee that most of audit paras focused on irrelevant (illegal) TA/DA issues, wherein the committee expressed its deep reservations about the financial matters of the ministry, directing the acting secretary MOFA to summon daily auditory meetings.
From 1982 to 1995, however, the distribution shifted modestly from the United States to abroad: The MOFA share of worldwide MNC gross product rose from 22 percent to 25 percent; the MOFA share of MNC capital expenditures rose from 18 percent to 24 percent; and the MOFA share of MNC employment rose from 21 percent to 24 percent (table 2).
The MOFA is an exception in the Aga's programme, which has rarely been able to find successful examples of buildings for modern functions in hot and dry countries that draw on traditional wisdom.
To an audit para about non adjustment of advance payments of Rs 36798 millions, PAC directed MOFA to resolve the issue in one month as well as made list of names of concerned officers available to media for publication.
Department of Defense, is producing the MOFA at its manufacturing facilities in Janesville, Wis.
Changes in MOFA gross product are the net result of several factors--changes in the capacity utilization of existing MOFA facilities, changes in productive capacity that result from expansion or contraction of existing affiliates, establishment of new affiliates (or "greenfield investments"), acquisitions of existing foreign firms, and selloffs.
After briefing and assessing the concerned laws, the committee instructed the government to raise the issue with the concerned UN department through MOFA and US should be made responsible in this connection.
Follow-on orders could increase the total value of MOFA battery production to $38 million by 2006.