(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
Govt to streamline administrative bodies
The government plans to draft a scheme that will streamline independent administrative institutions by the end of the year, government sources said Saturday.
To accelerate debate on the consolidation and abolition of some institutions, the government plans to set up a panel to discuss the issue. It will convene for the first time in September.
The panel will be established under the Headquarters for Administrative Reform chaired by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, and will comprise the nine members of a subpanel of the government's Special …