Abenomics Leaves Japan’s Provinces Behind as Budget Cuts Bite

Abenomics Leaves Japan’s Provinces Behind as Budget Cuts Bite

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City government officials work in a room at Osaka City Hall in Osaka. The Japanese government hires about 6.7 percent of the nation’s workforce, compared with 14.6 percent in the U.S., 9.6 percent in Germany and 17.4 percent in the U.K., according to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.