Once a humble mail carrier, Japan Post has grown into a monster bureaucracy crushing Japan,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Once a humble mail carrier, Japan Post has grown into a monster bureaucracy crushing Japan, writes Joseph Sternberg. Having chewed up and spit out former PM Koizumi who attempted to reform it, Japan Post is now looking to expand into college-savings, insurance, even home loans. Maybe of most import, JP's presence is threatening the country's participation in the major Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.