Politics | 'Descent from Heaven' scandal rocks Japan’s Ministry of Education

‘Descent from Heaven’ scandal rocks Japan’s Ministry of Education

"Amakudari" or descent from heaven is the practise of providing cushy jobs for retiring bureaucrats, often in the same industries they were responsible for regulating. The practise is officially banned.

February 19, 2017 3:07 PM (UTC+8)
Central library of Waseda university. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Central library of Waseda university. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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