National Personnel Authority

The National Personnel Authority (人事院, Jinjiin) in Japan is a specialized agency which advises the Prime Minister on salaries and other matters pertaining to national government civil servants.[1]

National Personnel Authority
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Japan
Headquarters1-2-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Agency executives
  • Nahomi Ichimiya, President
  • Kōzō Yoshida, Commissioner
  • Hiroshi Tachibana, Commissioner
  • Hiroaki Furuya, Secretary General
Parent agencyCabinet of Japan (in English)


The three main functions of the NPA are:[1]

  • Implementing recruitment examinations, training programs and establishing standards for appointment and dismissal which ensure fairness in personnel administration.
  • Making recommendations to the Diet and the Cabinet regarding remuneration and other working conditions for national public employees as compensation for the restriction of fundamental labor rights.
  • Researching domestic and international systems of personnel management and enforcing personnel management measures that can meet the needs of the times as a specialized agency for personnel administration.


  1. "National Personnel Authority". Retrieved 15 April 2018.

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