Apr 6, 2017

'Amakudari' remains an issue

Bureaucrats landing jobs in the private sector on the basis of the powers of government ministries and agencies sows the seeds of corruption.

Mar 30, 2017

Education ministry probe finds 62 illegal cases of 'amakudari'

The education ministry said Thursday it has confirmed 62 cases in which current or former employees acted illegally in finding jobs for retired or retiring bureaucrats. A report on the final findings of the ministry’s probe into the practice of amakudari (literally “descent from ...

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 ...