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Mayumi Moriyama, Japan’s first and so far only female chief Cabinet secretary, has died, the House of Representatives said Monday. She was 93.

While serving as the top government spokeswoman, Moriyama made headlines in 1990 when she tried to present a trophy to a sumo champion in the ring — traditionally off-limits to women — and was stopped by the Japan Sumo Association.

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