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Tuesday, October 04, 2005 

Japan Trimming Fat From Government

(Breitbart) Japan decided Tuesday to cut about 33,230 jobs, or 10 percent of its current civilian work force, over the next five years. […] Ministries most affected by the plan included the country's agriculture and health ministries. and does not affect Japan's Self Defense Forces.

Two things of note here to me:
A.) Funny how Prime Minister Junichiro used his political capital to reduce the bloated bureaucracy of his government, not increase it.

B.) I think that the “does not affect Japan’s Self Defense Forces” portion is important and directly related to China’s increased aggressiveness and growing military.

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