Taro Kono statment: Japan’s red-tape ‘hotline’ open once more for gripes

Administrative reform minister Taro Kono stated Friday the federal government will resume accepting complaints and opinions concerning purple tape in authorities, following the latest suspension of a “hotline” arrange by the minister as a result of a flood of messages.

A brand new type for submitting feedback concerning bureaucratic sectionalism and extreme laws was arrange on the web site of the Cupboard Workplace on Friday.

Earlier this month, Kono established an identical on-line type on his private web site to ask feedback from the general public to test himself.

However the type was closed solely a day after it was opened, after Kono was overwhelmed by over 4,000 emails.

The federal government modified the identify of the Cupboard Workplace’s current regulatory reform hotline, which has been operated since March 2013, to be used as the brand new red-tape hotline.

Messages can be delivered to associated authorities companies after being checked by officers of the Cupboard Workplace and the Cupboard Secretariat.

Requested whether or not he’ll test messages himself, Kono solely stated he’ll “look over those who have to be learn.”

On the nation’s conventional use of non-public hanko seals, Kono stated, “I’m decided to push the elimination of hanko use (in administrative procedures) if there aren’t any correct causes,” calling on all central authorities companies to scrap the tradition across the seals.

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