Tag - bureaucrats



Japan Times
Jun 17, 2018
Lies and the lying bureaucrats who tell them
The current political situation characterized by the domination of the prime minister's office has ruined the pride of career bureaucrats.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2018
Government to make senior officials take courses on sexual harassment
The government will oblige senior officials to take courses aimed at preventing sexual harassment following a series of scandals involving alleged improper behavior by high-ranking bureaucrats.
Jun 30, 2017
Women set record 25.8% pass rate on civil service exam
Women account for a record 25.8 percent of those who passed the exam for career-track public servants in fiscal 2017, the National Personnel Authority said Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 15, 2017
Government finds 27 cases of suspected illegal job placement
Education ministry uncovers more alleged “amakudari” cases in a probe, but no evidence of systematic violations, officials say.
Jan 31, 2017
Cabinet bureau launches probe into preferential job help for retired civil servants
The Cabinet Bureau of Personnel Affairs on Tuesday formed a 30-person team to conduct a government-wide inquiry into preferential private-sector hiring treatment for former public servants.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 1, 2016
Ministry of Finance the loser in battle for dominance under Abe
The ministry awakens to a new reality after three years of government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
Dec 31, 2015
The issues that grabbed you or got your goat in the Year of the Sheep
Readers praise and pan Community articles from the past 12 months.
Jul 7, 2015
Finance Ministry appoints Kazuho Tanaka as top bureaucrat
The Finance Ministry on Tuesday announced a reshuffle of its senior officials, with Budget Bureau chief Kazuho Tanaka becoming the top bureaucrat at what is effectively the most powerful government office in Japan.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 4, 2014
Raising women's profiles, Cabinet names four as ministry bureau chiefs
To increase the number of female bureaucrats, the Cabinet promotes four women to bureau chief at four ministries where women have never held such lofty ranks.
Jun 5, 2014
Promotion criteria for bureaucrats
Under a new government personnel management system, the prime minister's office will take the lead in promotions, transfers and appointments of senior officials at ministries and agencies to eliminate ministry sectionalism and to tap people more in line with the administration's policies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 27, 2014
Abe moves to boost control of bureaucrats
The government has decided to create a new body that's seen as a political maneuver by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to tighten his grip on powerful government bureaucrats.
Mar 19, 2013
Higher English test hurdle awaits ministry applicants from fiscal '15
Would-be bureaucrats may soon have to take an English-language proficiency test before getting a shot at a ministry job.
Japan Times
May 29, 2007
'Amakudari' too entrenched to curb?
The Diet began deliberating a bill this month aimed at curbing "amakudari," the practice of giving retiring top bureaucrats lucrative jobs in private-sector firms and quasi-government entities in the business sectors they oversee.


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