Press Release

Public Reporting on the State of Re-employment of Former Ministry Officials

December 27, 2006

1. The names of companies and public organizations that have employed the former Ministry workers who retired in the one year period from August 16, 2005 until August 15, 2006, and whose position were division director level and above at the time of retirement are as follows (as of December 1 this year):

United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
National Gardens Association
Center for State Examination and Training of Barbers and Cosmetologists
Japan Highway Landscape Association
Japan Industrial Waste Management Foundation

Prior to the above reporting term, we have two more cases of re-employment of our former workers who retired from the Ministry in the period from August 16, 2004 to August 15, 2005 and were re-employed after December 2, 2005. These two organizations are:

Pollution-related Health Damage Compensation Grievance Board
National Park Resort Villages of Japan

2. Among the first reporting category shown in 1, the public organization which has a particularly close relation with National Government in which one of our former high-ranking officials took office as an executive officer in the period from December 2, 2005 to December 1, 2006 is as follows:

Japan Industrial Waste Management Foundation

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