Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Japan's Abe: Ultra-right & ultra-wrong

High alarm for business!  Japan's formerly well-regarded civil service looks corrupt & dirty due to the Moritomo Gakuen favoritism scandal and continuing cover-up

Simply for that decay of Japan's image, PM Shinzo Abe & Finance Minister Taro Aso share costly responsibility.

Is Japan's corruption only among bureaucrats?  

The Japan Times explained (link): Until 2014, top ministry officials recommended most high-level bureaucratic appointments. But since creation of the Cabinet Bureau of Personnel Affairs (内閣人事局), Abe & his aides now directly screen & appoint the top 600 bureaucrats. Japan's once powerful civil servant class became more obedient to lawmakers, and now increasingly must cater to the interests of the politicians controlling their careers.