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Japan's youngest woman mayor elated by Harris' historic leap

Her country still has far to go to achieve gender equality, Sawako Naito says

Sawako Naito was elected mayor of Tokushima in April at the age of 36. (Photo by Takeshi Hasegawa)

TOKUSHIMA, Japan -- Sawako Naito, mayor of this Japanese city on the island of Shikoku, is among the millions of women around the world who were inspired by U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' history-making victory speech Saturday.  

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