Jun 30, 2017

Women set record 25.8% pass rate on civil service exam

Women account for a record 25.8 percent of those who passed the exam for career-track public servants in fiscal 2017, the National Personnel Authority said Friday.Of 20,591 applicants, only 1,878 passed, with the ratio for woman edging up 0.3 percentage point on year to ...

Jul 7, 2015

Finance Ministry appoints Kazuho Tanaka as top bureaucrat

The Finance Ministry on Tuesday announced a reshuffle of its senior officials, with Budget Bureau chief Kazuho Tanaka becoming the top bureaucrat at what is effectively the most powerful government office in Japan.Tanaka, 59, who has also served as the Tax Bureau chief, replaced ...

Pope issues blistering critique of 'hypocritical' Vatican bureaucrats

Dec 23, 2014

Pope issues blistering critique of 'hypocritical' Vatican bureaucrats

To the Catholic Church’s “seven deadly sins,” Pope Francis has added the “15 ailments of the Curia.”Francis issued a blistering indictment of the Vatican bureaucracy Monday, accusing the cardinals, bishops and priests who serve him of using their Vatican careers to grab power and ...

Jul 20, 2014

Number of women in senior government posts inches up

The number of women assigned to bureau director general and higher posts in the government has risen to 15 from eight so far this summer.Among these appointees, Kumiko Bando, deputy minister of education, culture, sports, science and technology, was elevated to secretary-general of Consumer ...

Jun 5, 2014

Promotion criteria for bureaucrats

Under a new government personnel management system, the prime minister's office will take the lead in promotions, transfers and appointments of senior officials at ministries and agencies to eliminate ministry sectionalism and to tap people more in line with the administration's policies.