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Finally, Japan’s push for female empowerment is being lead by a woman

William Pesek
Finally, Japan’s push for female empowerment is being lead by a woman

Tokyo’s proud and stubborn patriarchy hasn’t been the same since July 31, 2016. That’s when the capital city’s 14 million people opted to elect a woman for governor, over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s chosen candidate. The establishment didn’t see Yuriko Koike coming. After a brief stint as defense minister in 2007, she spent several quiet…