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Ministry of Finance (Japan)

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The Ministry of Finance (財務省 ,Zaimu-shō?) is one of cabinet-level ministries of the Japanese government. The Ministry was once named Ōkura-shō (大蔵省). The Ministry is headed by the Minister of Finance (Zaimu-daijin; 財務大臣), who is a member of the Cabinet and is typically chosen from members of the Diet by the Prime Minister.

The Ministry's origin was back in the 6th century, when Ōkura (大蔵) was established as a state treasury in ancient Japan. When a modern system of government was introduced after the Meiji Restoration, the Ministry of Finance (大蔵省; Ōkura-shō) was established as a government body in charge of public finance and monetary affairs. It is said that new ministry employees are subtly reminded that the Ōkura-shō predates the by some 1269 years the Nihon Koku Kempo (New Constitution) imposed on the nation by the U.S. occupation forces in 1947.

The Ministry has long been regarded as the most powerful ministry in the Japanese government. After various financial scandals revealed in the 1990s, however, the Ministry lost its power over banking supervision to a newly-established Financial Services Agency. It also lost most of its control over monetary policy to the Bank of Japan when the Diet passed a new Bank of Japan Law in 1998. In addition, it lost its ancient Japanese name in January 2001, to be renamed as Zaimu-shō (財務省), although its English name remained the same.

Despite this renaming, the Japanese people still use a slang term Ōkura-daijin (大蔵大臣), meaning a person controlling a budget (e.g. housewives for family budget matters).

In financial markets, the Ministry is famous for its active foreign exchange policy. Its top civil servant on the international side, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, is often quoted in the financial press. Former Vice Minister Eisuke Sakakibara was known as "Mr Yen", whereas his successors Haruhiko Kuroda and Zembei Mizoguchi were often referred to as "Mr Asian Currency" and "Mr Dollar", respectively. The current Vice Minister for International Affairs (2004) is Hiroshi Watanabe and the current Abe administration's Finance Minister as of October 2006 is Koji Omi.

Six Independent Administrative Institutions are under the Ministry's control.

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Finance Minister of Denmark

The Finance Minister of Denmark (Danish Finansministeren) is the head of the Ministry of Finance of Denmark, and a member of the Cabinet. As head of the ministry, the minister has responsibility for the ministry's tasks of administrering the state finances via the fiscal policy, and making economic predictions and recommendations.

The current Finance Minister in the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen III is Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

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Norwegian Ministry of Finance

The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Finance (Norwegian: Finansdepartementet) is a Norwegian ministry established in 1814. The ministry is responsible for state finance, including the state budget, taxation and economic policy in Norway. It is led by Kristin Halvorsen (Socialist Left). The department must report to the legislature, Storting).

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Ministry of Economy and Finance (Romania)

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The Ministry of Economy and Finance of Romania (Romanian: Ministerul Economiei şi Finanţelor) is one of the fifteen ministries of the Government of Romania.

The minister's seat is currently held by the National Liberal Party's Varujan Vosganian, following the withdrawal of Ioan-Codruţ Şereş and the rest of the Conservative Party from Romania's government on December 3, 2006.

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