Ministry of International Trade and Industry

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Ministry of International Trade and Industry

A former cabinet-level department of the Japanese government. It was responsible for directing private investment and setting business policy. Because garnering favor with the ministry was key to success in business, it was considered one of the most powerful Japanese ministries. It was merged into the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2001.
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MITI is a member of the Aliant Information Technology group.
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an affiliate of the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency under MITI.
The national project to develop a 100-seat jet began in 1989 and has been promoted by MITI as well as aircraft companies, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
There was a time during 1970s and 80s when views differed between the agency and MITI, but things has changed greatly.
The losses are apparently a setback for many officials at MITI as their influence within the government may be weakened without key connections to the ruling party.