Friday, September 19, 2008

Japan Has A Hillary Too: But She's Japanese

HONG KONG — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sarah Palin aren't the only women taking a whack at the political glass ceiling this year.

In Japan, a woman for the first time is attempting to become president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) — a position that would make her the country's next prime minister.

Yuriko Koike (yur-EE-ko ko-ee-KAY), a former defense minister and television anchor, was even calling herself "Japan's Hillary" until Barack Obama clinched the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination.

The Hillary of Japan

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