• Kyodo, Jiji

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Tomoko Yoshino on Wednesday became the first female chief of Rengo, Japan's largest labor organization, after her promotion from vice president was approved at a regular convention.

The 55-year-old Yoshino, from a labor union mainly representing small and medium-sized manufacturers, will serve a two-year term, succeeding Rikio Kozu, who led the body for six years.

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