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New ground is broken for women in politics in a small Japanese town.

Published On 02 May 2023 09:45 AM


Only a few tiny cities in Japan have been able to elect women, unlike the rest of the nation.

Men controlled more than 80% of the seats in the nation's city councils and assembly as of 2021. However, voters in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, a suburb of Osaka, awarded 14 of 26 seats to women, and the city of Nisshin in Aichi Prefecture, about 17 kilometers from Toyota's headquarters, now has a local assembly with an even split.....

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