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Growing Democracy in JapanThe Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868$

Brian Woodall

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813145013

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813145013.001.0001

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(p.231) Appendix C Ministerial Hierarchy

(p.231) Appendix C Ministerial Hierarchy

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Growing Democracy in Japan
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University Press of Kentucky

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Source: JCCM Database.

Ministerial Portfolio

Ministers’ Parliamentary and Social Frame Attributes Scorea

1955-1972

1972-1993

1993-2001

2001-2006

2006-2013

Finance

5.4545

7.6552

8.3542

8.75

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Prime Minister

5.4091

8.0150

8.4176

9.8571

7.7857

Foreign Affairs

6.0823

7.7368

7.8462

6.8

7.2667

Justice

5.3465

6.0552

5.2923

4.5

6.7692

Agriculture, Forestry, & Fisheries

5.7950

6.4214

5.9026

7.0571

6.5625

Economy, Trade, & Industry

5.8182

7.5385

7.3923

7.0536

6.5310

Chief Cabinet Secretary

5.6491

6.9872

5.9881

6.5556

6.1099

Internal Affairs & Communications

6.125

6.0643

Environment

4.9286

3.5513

5.1270

6.0615

Land, Infrastructure, & Transport

6.125

5.9810

National Public Safety

5.5833

5.9933

5.7568

5.2381

5.9018

Defense

5.7308

6.3036

6.4359

6.1429

5.7884

Education

5.5505

6.0038

4.8951

4.6310

5.1758

Health, Welfare, & Labor

7.25

4.7857

Administrative Management

6.1255

6.4615

Regional Development

5.9091

5.6667

Prime Minister’s Office

5.6316

5.0000

Special Missions

Construction

5.8217

6.0292

6.7778

Management & Coordination

5.9679

6.4256

Health & Welfare

4.9583

5.8796

6.2867

Financial Revitalization

6.1250

Science & Technology

4.7554

5.2475

5.9077

Transport

5.3460

6.2600

5.8042

Labor

6.1739

5.2873

5.6667

Home Affairs

5.2092

5.9548

5.6224

Posts & Telecommunications

4.3750

5.6806

5.5192

Okinawa Development

5.4056

5.5167

Hokkaidō Development

5.1667

5.7436

5.1571

Economic Planning

5.9249

6.4087

4.3965

a The Parliamentary and Social Frame Attributes (PSFA) Score is the sum of ten dummy variables (1 or 0) for ministers who held each respective portfolio: (1) MP; (2) <40 years old at first election; (3) ≥5 terms; (4) <7 terms; (5) <20 years of MP service; (6) prior ministerial service; (7) male (alas, few women become ministers); (8) attended university; (9) pursued pre-MP “preparatory” occupation (attorney, journalist, local government official, union leader, MP’s staffer, or local politician); and (10) close relative of an elected MP. In this table, the PSFA scores for ministers were summed and averaged for the time periods indicated. The assumption here is that the most prestigious portfolios will go to high-status MPs.

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