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Japan elects its youngest woman mayor, Naomi Koshi

Voters in Japan have elected a 36-year-old woman as the country’s youngest female mayor, in a nation where older men make up the vast majority of politicians.

Naomi Koshi, a graduate of Harvard law school, beat a male incumbent twice her age to take the honours in Otsu, the capital city of Shiga prefecture.

Shiga’s governor is also female, meaning it is the first place in Japan where a region’s two top jobs are held by women.

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