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

Japan’s Ministry of Education is in the hot seat over revelations that it lobbied universities to hire its retiring officials, a practice known as amakudari (descent from heaven). In late 2016, a government watchdog body discovered the case of a retiring ministry official landing a job at Waseda University, arranged by an intermediary who was […]

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