天下り

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

(heaven) +‎ 下り (descent)

Noun[edit]

天下り (hiragana あまくだり, romaji amakudari)

  1. in Japan's postwar period, the practice of awarding a high-level bureaucrat with a high-paying job after retirement
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