The blocked road to a woman prime minister in Japan

Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) last week selected former foreign minister Fumio Kishida as its new leader, which means that he likely will become the country's 100th prime minister. Kishida soon will stand at the helm of the incumbent LDP coalition, which has approached or won a two-thirds supermajority in the last three elections, countering opposition parties in the upcoming general election.

Some might argue that even though a man, yet again, will become the next prime minister, there are signs that his successor, at long last, might be a woman.

Prof. Crabtree, Dartmouth Alum '12 Hikaru Yamagishi, and Waseda University Prof. Yoshikuni Ono give perspective on the challenging road toward a women Prime Minister for Japan. Read the full article here