CHRONOLOGY

1998 Hashimoto Reform of central government PM empowerment plus ministries rationalisation effective as of 2001

 

GLOSSARY

gorika rationalisation as gorika sankanen keikaku three year rationalisation plan cf risutora
JR Japan Railways (iii) other 3 networks have severe profitability problems JR Hokkaido, JR Shikoku and JR Freight require further rationalisation

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