• Kyodo

  • SHARE

Mariko Suga, Japan's new first lady, gave a rare public speech Wednesday to a crowd of her husband's supporters in his constituency in Yokohama, where the Akita Prefecture native started his political career more than 30 years ago.

"Thanks to you, people of Yokohama, who supported Suga despite his lack of local acquaintances or relatives, he was elected to the (Yokohama) Municipal Assembly 33 years ago," said the wife of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Mariko Suga has earned a reputation as a devoted, behind-the-scenes supporter of her husband's political endeavors.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)