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Kumamoto Prefecture to Cut 1,200 Employees in Four Years

Starting this year, the Kumamoto Prefecture government will eliminate the positions for at least 1,200 employees over the next four years as part of its restructuring program. It also plans to sell about 50 properties as part of the program, including the Kumamoto Kaikan, a hotel in the Roppongi district of Tokyo. The prefecture expects to pick up 67 billion yen in additional resources through this plan, but warns that the budget shortfall will still be roughly 6 billion yen every year after that. They say they are also considering cutting employee salaries.

Published: Oct 3, 2008 / Last Updated: Oct 3, 2008

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