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Japan's First Self-Made Female Billionaire Defied Japanese Culture

Eighty-two-year-old Yoshiko Shinohara just became Japan's first self-made female billionaire, Forbes reports. Read More »

Caroline Kennedy Has Empowered Women as Japan's First Female US Ambassador

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy — daughter of former President John F. Read More »

Sushi Rolls Come Before Gender Roles in the First All-Female Chef Restaurant in Japan

"Sushi rolls not gender roles" takes on a literal meaning at this sushi restaurant run by all women in Tokyo's electric city district. Read More »