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EDITORIAL / Going through the motions not enough for reform
It is vital when reforming independent administrative institutions to achieve tangible results, such as spending cuts. The government must not allow reform to simply change such organizations' names. In this regard, newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Katsuya Okada, who will concurrently serve as state minister in charge of administrative reform, bears a heavy responsibility.
The Government Revitalization Unit will compile a plan to reorganize independent administrative institutions as early as by the end of this month. Of the 102 such bodies, there are plans to abolish three, including the Commemorative Organization for …