Apr 26, 2016

Female recruits in Japanese government hit record high

More than 1 in 3 recruits to government service this fiscal year are female, figures showed Tuesday.Women represent 34.5 percent of the newcomers in fiscal 2016, marking a new high since officials began compiling comparable data in 1963. Among the 7,036 new government employees ...

Jul 31, 2015

Women make up 23% of people who passed 2015 civil servant exam

Women accounted for 22.9 percent of the people who passed the career-track national civil servant examination in fiscal 2015, matching the record high registered in 2012, government data showed Friday.Of the 1,726 people who passed the exam, 395 were women, the second most ever ...

/ Oct 7, 2014

Civil servants to get first pay raise in seven years

The government will raise the monthly pay and annual bonuses of public servants this fiscal year, as recommended by the National Personnel Authority, officials said Tuesday. It will be the first such rise in seven years.Monthly salaries in the year to next March will ...

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 in ...