AccessMyLibrary provides FREE access to millions of articles from top publications available through your library.
DPJ AT THE HELM / Govt decentralization panel 'to be scrapped by year-end'
The government panel in charge of promoting decentralization reform is expected to be abolished as early as the end of this year, sources said.
A new panel that will be a key component of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's decentralization policy will be established in its place, with the prime minister serving as chairman and local government heads having a seat at the table.
The current panel, headed by Itochu Corp. Chairman Uichiro Niwa, will be abolished by year-end at the earliest, before its three-year term expires in March, the sources said.