ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter

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.  

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more