Most civil servants received slightly more in their yearend bonuses this month. But the pay slips handed to Cabinet ministers and some others were unchanged from last year as administrative and fiscal reform began to take hold.

Most civil servants, except those in supervisory posts, were given an average yearend bonus of 722,000 yen on Wednesday, about 2.1 percent, or 15,000 yen, higher than last year, according to the Management and Coordination Agency.

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