Japan’s new prime minister

Today’s NYT has an article about the new Japanese prime minister and his cabinet. An excerpt:

Another [cabinet member] was the education adviser, Eriko Yamatani, 56, a critic of sex education and the teaching of “excessive” equality of the sexes in schools.

The new state minister in charge of sex equality, Sanae Takaichi, 45, has opposed allowing women to have different legal family names from their husbands, a freedom women sued to win in the late 1980’s.

This post refers to:

Fackler, Martin. New Premier Seeks a Japan With Muscle and a Voice. New York Times. September 27, 2006.

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