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