3 Patterns Behind Personnel Appointments

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3 Patterns Behind Personnel Appointments


The government has appointed four women as ministry bureau chiefs in its latest reshuffle of senior bureaucrats, reflecting the intent of the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to amplify the role of working women in a society.

The government announced the appointments of senior central government officials on Friday, in the first such reshuffle since the Cabinet Bureau of Personnel Affairs was established to unify the management of appointments.

The number of senior female bureaucrats will rise to 15 from the previous eight, at 11 ministries and agencies, following the appointments in the first round of personnel reshuffles.

"We appointed the officials [to positions] in Kasumigaseki's bureaucratic nerve center to have [government officials] work under unified direction toward [implementing] the government's policy," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said during a press conference Friday.

The government stressed that the most important aspect of the personnel reshuffles is to actively promote women to leading positions.

Kazumi Okamura, prosecutor at the Supreme Public Prosecutors Office, was named director general of the Justice Ministry's Human Rights Bureau. Naoko Munakata, deputy director general of the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry, was promoted to director general of the ministry's Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau.

Okamura and Munakata will be the first female bureau chiefs in the two ministries.

The Foreign Ministry as well as the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry will also have a new female bureau chief.

Naoko Saiki, director general for cultural affairs at the Foreign Ministry, has been promoted to director general of the Economic Affairs Bureau. She is the wife of Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki.

In addition, Yoshiko Ando, head of the Worker's Compensation Department within the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, was promoted to chief of the ministry's Equal Employment, Children and Families Bureau. …

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