Reference | FYI Jan 20, 2014

Citizen watchdogs see secrets law reviving tax money abuses

by Eric Johnston

Democratic societies often have an ombudsman system of ordinary citizens who monitor how local and national tax money is spent. In Japan, the National Citizens' (Shimin) Ombudsman Network, a confederation of government watchdogs, came into being in 1994. Dedicated Shimin Ombudsman volunteers around the country ...