Oct 14, 2014

Japan to send more young officials to U.N., other international bodies

The National Personnel Authority plans to send more young government officials to the United Nations and other international organizations to increase the nation’s presence globally. The effort will get underway starting in fiscal 2015 by expanding and improving an existing overseas training program. The ...

Aug 7, 2014

National bureaucrats to get first pay raise in seven years

The National Personnel Authority on Thursday recommended giving civil servants an average raise of 0.27 percent and increasing their bonus by 0.15 of their monthly salary. Neither has risen in seven years. The pay hike, being made to keep pace with a slight climb ...

Mar 8, 2014

Civil servant body to get first female chief

The government plans to select former Sendai High Court Chief Justice Nahomi Ichimiya as the first woman to lead the National Personnel Authority, it was learned Saturday. After Cabinet approval, which is expected soon, Ichimiya, 65, will replace outgoing NPA President Tsuneo Hara, who ...

Aug 18, 2013

Fresh talks near on forming new personnel bureau

The government plans to engage the ruling parties this month on setting up a new Cabinet body in spring 2014 that would be in charge of managing the personnel affairs of senior government officials. The government wants to enact legislation for the “Cabinet bureau” ...