Feb 23, 2017

Dig up all the 'amakudari' dirt

Revelations of "amakudari" at the education ministry underline the need for all ministries and agencies to undergo strict investigations to root out the practice across the government.

Jan 27, 2017

Government-wide 'amakudari' probe to be launched next week

A government-wide inquiry into the preferential hiring of former public servants will be launched next week, the minister in charge of civil service reform said Friday. The education ministry’s systematic involvement in illegally helping a senior official land a plum post-retirement job also requires ...

| Jan 25, 2017

Abe once again haunted by 'amakudari' issue

In a flashback to his short-lived first term in 2006-07, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is being grilled by opposition parties over the issue of government agencies’ support for retiring senior bureaucrats taking lucrative jobs in industries they formerly oversaw, a practice called amakudari. The ...