天下り

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あま
Grade: 1
くだ
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

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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