Archive for January, 2011

Meeting Nobuko Kan–wife of Japanese prime minister, Naoto Kan

Posted on January 14, 2011, by drini, under Gender Masala.

By Suvendrini Kakuchi

There was a buzz of excitement at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Japan that invited Nobuko Kan, wife of the Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, to speak to the press. After all, as First Lady of the country, her comments and opinions are important, not only for learning more about Japan`s leader now struggling with poor approval rates, but also as a woman who, whether she likes it or not, is a role model for the female population that faces huge challenges in a country mired with a sluggish economy and low birth rates. (more…)