Notification that MEXT has officially opened and will maintain a MEXT Facebook Page

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
Press Release
June 2nd, 2011

For the purpose of diversifying and swiftly providing information through various means, MEXT has officially opened a Facebook account. Through using this social network service, MEXT will further promote the active distribution of information on its policies.

As Facebook is widely used amongst English speaking countries, MEXT will use also its Facebook page to publicize policy information in English.

In the event that the MEXT homepage (http://www.mext.go.jp) becomes inaccessible due to a blackout, MEXT will disseminate information through other mediums such as via Facebook or Twitter (@mextjapan).

Summary

1.  Facebook page opening date

will officially start from: June 2nd, 2011, 14:00~

2.  URL address

http://www.facebook.com/mextjapan

3.  Page contents

-New information from MEXT homepage
-New videos from Youtube MEXT video channel
-Tweet contents of MEXT twitter account
-Introduction of latest MEXT policies in English
-Summary of MEXT

4.  Upcoming schedule

MEXT will post articles of policy related topics on its Facebook wall, once or twice a week.

Contacts

Office for Public Relations and Press, Management and Coordination Division, Minister's Secretariat

Specialist:Tadashi Kawamura (Extension: 3603) Chief:Hiroko Uchiba (Extension: 2171)
  • 03-5253-4111 (Reception) , 03-6734-3603, 2171 (Direct)

(Office for Public Relations and Press, Management and Coordination Division, Minister's Secretariat)