MEXT-related Budget Highlights

 Classfication

  FY2013 Budget

 FY2014 Budget

 Change in Yen

 Percent Change

 MEXT General Budget

 5,355.8 billiom yen
 (Reconstruction Budget:181.5 billion yen)

  5,362.7 billion yen
 (Reconstruction Budget:145 billion yen)

 [45.6 billion yen]
 6.9billion yen
 (Reconstruction Budget:-36.5 billion yen)

 [0.9%]
 Increase by 0.1%

[FY2013 Supplementary Budget: 414.8 billion yen]

*The upper column shows the amount excluding the effective amount (-38.7 billion yen) which includes: increase following termination of the Special Act on Temporary Measures concerning Income, decrease from transfer to Special Account for Reconstruction, correspondence to creating the Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP) and so on.

-While corresponding to Japan’s social changes of a declining population and rapidly aging society, MEXT aims to build a new Japan by nurturing people who excel as both world-class individuals and top-level academics in addition to opening up new frontiers by promoting outstanding science and technology. Towards prior investment for the future, MEXT will place priority on policies which include: realizing educational reform, promoting sports and cultural arts and help to promote policies which advance science and technology in order to establish a world-class innovation nation.
-While considering the local requests of those affected by the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and ensuing nuclear disaster, MEXT will secure the necessary expenses for the swift recovery of those affected by the disaster and promote disaster prevention measures which protect people’s lives. MEXT will provide reconstruction assistance to rebuild schools and earthquake-resistant structures, assist those affected by the nuclear accident and so on.

Education-related General Budget Highlights

Classfication

 FY2013 Budget

 FY2014 Budget 

 Change in Yen

 Percent Change 

 Education-related
 General Budget

 4,661 billion yen

 4,964 billion yen

 [40.8 billion yen]
 30.2 billion yen

 [1.0%]
 Increase by 0.7%

[FY2013 Supplementary Budget: 283.1 billion yen]

*The upper column shows the amount excluding the effective amount (-10.6 billion yen) which includes: increase following termination of the Special Act on Temporary Measures concerning Income, decrease from transfer to Special Account for Reconstruction and so on.

- Nurturing young people who will be responsible for Japan’s future is fundamental for nation building. Based on the Second Education Promotion Basic Plan, MEXT will implement educational reform which aims to nurture individuals with top-level academics, normative consciousness and an attitude which respects Japanese culture and history
-In order to realize the above, the following items will be prioritized.
-Establish a teacher training system which corresponds to educational subjects, develop social competence to survive by providing sufficient moral education and so on.
-Build an educational safety net which enables children to receive education without having financial worries through: examination of incremental measures towards making pre-school education free, financial support for upper secondary school students, expanding scholarship opportunities and so on.
-Cultivate individuals who will realize Japan’s future advancement by nurturing global individuals and so on.

 

Sports-related Budget Highlights

  Classfication

 FY2013 Budget

 FY2014 Budget

 Change in Yen

 Percent Change

 Sports-related Budget

 24.3 billion yen

 25.5 billion yen

 1.2 billion yen

 Increase by 4.9%

[FY2013 Supplementary Budget: 20.8 billion yen]

-MEXT aims to realize a sports-oriented nation as a national strategy through the holistic and structural promotion of policies related to hosting the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in addition to helping train individuals who will contribute to the advancement of Japan’s international competitiveness and so on.

 

Culture and Arts-related Budget Highlights

 Classfication

 FY2013 Budget

 FY2014 Budget

 Change in Yen 

 Percent Change

 Culture and Arts-related Budget

 103.3 billion yen

 103.6 billion yen

 300 million yen

 Increase by 0.2%

[FY2013 Supplementary Budget 3 billion yen]

-MEXT aims to realize a world-renowned culture and arts-oriented nation and will provide assistance to develop Japan into a hub for cultural arts exchange by 2020. MEXT will strategically advance the promotion of cultural arts through supporting the creation of rich cultural arts, nurturing arts-related professionals, assisting in the preservation, utilization and inheritance of irreplaceable cultural properties, transmitting Japan’s cultural arts and promoting international cultural exchange.

 

Science and Technology-related Budget Highlights

 Classfication

 FY2013 Budget

 FY2014 Budget

 Change in Yen 

 Percent CHange 

 Science and Technology Budget

 987.3 billion yen 

 971.3 billion yen 

 [14.6 billion yen]
-15.9 billion yen

 [1.5%]
 Decrease by 1.6%

[FY2013 Supplementary Budget: 122.9 billion yen]

*The upper column shows the amount excluding the effective amount (-30.6 billion yen) which includes: increase following termination of the Special Act on Temporary Measures concerning Income, decrease from transfer to Special Account for Reconstruction and correspondence to creating the Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion  Program (SIP).
*Budget includes 109.6 billion yen transferred to Energy Special Account(increase by 1 billion yen compared to previous year).

-Based on the “Japan Revitalization Strategy” and the “Comprehensive Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation”, MEXT will promote measures to build Japan into a world-class innovation nation by supporting the creation of the Cross-ministrial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP) and the establishment of the Japanese version of the National Institute of Health (NIH) to be independently promoted by MEXT.
-MEXT will steadily promote measures which help advance Japan’s science and technology foundations and create dynamic innovations by supporting basic research, nurturing researchers, creating infrastructure and so on for research and development.
-In the areas of national security and disaster preparedness, MEXT will promote measures which help protect people’s safety, national security and basic technology.
-In order to accelerate the realization of these measures, MEXT has appropriated 122.9 billion yen to the FY2013 Supplementary Budget Proposal.

 

(Budget and Accounts Division, Minister’s Secretariat)