'Play woman card' at your peril, Trump tweets Clinton

World / Politics Dec 25, 2015

'Play woman card' at your peril, Trump tweets Clinton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump intensified his criticism of Hillary Clinton after she said he had a "penchant for sexism," warning his Democratic rival against using the woman "card" and drawing his full attention. In a familiar pattern for Trump, he responded to fire — ...

Seizing the initiative for women at work

Lifestyle Nov 22, 2014

Seizing the initiative for women at work

by Masami Ito

Faced with a domestic economy that is sputtering, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has in recent months attempted to promote a sector that has long been underutilized in Japan — women. Speaking before the U.N. General Assembly in New York last year, Abe pledged "to create ...

National Jul 3, 2014

Non-LDP Tokyo assembly members want sexist hecklers to confess

Forty-three members of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly support their colleague Ayaka Shiomura's call for those who heckled her during a recent session to come forward. A survey released Wednesday received responses from 44 of the assembly's 127 members. All 58 members from the Liberal Democratic ...