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Local Governments Differ in Response to Amakudari Disclosure

A survey by the Nishinippon Shimbun has revealed that of the seven Kyushu prefectures and two cities with specially designated authority only Fukuoka and Nagasaki prefectures have refused to disclose on the Internet information about people in amakudari positions. Amakudari is the practice of providing cushy post-retirement jobs in government to retired senior civil servants, and has been subject to widespread public criticism. The Fukuoka City ombudsman Kenji Kojima (SPELLING UNCONFIRMED) commented, “Information disclosure is the first step in preventing the close alliance between government and the organizations that accepted these people as employees.

Published: Nov 26, 2009 / Last Updated: Nov 26, 2009

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