Japan: out-of-touch LDP needs to promote more women to political posts
The sight of two dozen or so men, all in cutaway coats, standing side by side on the stairs of the prime minister's office seemed bizarre.
How could Prime Minister Fumio Kishida fail to envision the out-of-touch optics?
After a Cabinet reshuffle that appointed a record-tying five women as ministers, a stark contrast was seen in the appointment of 26 senior vice ministers and 28 parliamentary secretaries, totaling 54 positions, in which not a single woman was selected.
Click here to read the full article published by Asahi Shimbun AJW on 21 September 2023.