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Noun (futsuumeishi)
vice-minister, undersecretarySous-Secrétaire, Vice-MinistreVizeminister, Staatssekretär

ON: ジ, シKUN: つ.ぐ, つぎ
next, order, sequence

ON: カン
bureaucrat, the government

Example sentences
その次官は政界のボスたちのおかげで地位に留まることができた。Parts: 其の (その), 次官 (じかん), 政界 (せいかい), ボス, (たち), お陰で (おかげで), 地位 (ちい), 止まる (とどまる), (こと), 出来る (できる)The undersecretary was maintained in office by the political bosses.

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