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Japan's 'new capitalism' council taps female business pioneers

Kishida enlists digital and market experts to propel growth and distribution

From left: Yumiko Murakami, former head of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Tokyo Center; Tomoko Yoshino, president of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation; and Miku Hirano, president of artificial intelligence startup Cinnamon.

TOKYO -- Japan launched Friday a council tasked with realizing Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's vision of a "new capitalism," naming members ranging from an AI entrepreneur to the first female leader of Japan's largest labor organization.

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