Women Are Making Their Voices Heard In Male-Dominated Japanese Politics
Japan is known for its closed, heavily-male political and business worlds. But three women have recently assumed prominent political posts. Is it a sign of changing times?
This triumvirate of ladies is notable in Japan, where women are expected to be the ones running homes and not businesses or the country. But biases persist. For the opposition party leader, her bra size was listed on her Wikipedia page. For the Tokyo mayor, the amount of makeup she wore was a campaign criticism.