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Rengo selects first female leader

  • October 7, 2021
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All national dailies wrote that the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, also known as Rengo, selected Yoshino Tomoko as its new president on Wednesday. This is the first time for Japan’s largest labor organization since its establishment in 1989 to select a woman president. Yoshino, who leads a labor union mainly representing small and medium-sized manufacturers, will serve a two-year term. The papers wrote that the union’s approach to the coming general election is an immediate challenge for Yoshino because although Rengo has decided to back both the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ) and the Democratic Party for the People in the coming election, some Rengo members strongly oppose the CDPJ’s cooperation with the Japanese Community Party.

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