Japan Aims to Certify 1,000 Archivists Under New System Aimed at Better Handling of Public Records
From The Japan Times:
Japan is aiming to certify about 1,000 archivists by March 2026 in a new system amid efforts to improve the management of official records, government sources said Saturday, following criticism over government handling of public documents in various scandals involving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The system will be overseen by a certification committee to be installed within the archives in Tokyo. To qualify for the certification, applicants must have had three or more years of experience in the field, specialist knowledge and skills, and postgraduate-level research abilities, according to the sources.
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