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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