Japan Labor Group Rengo to Nominate 1st Female President

Economy

Tokyo, Sept. 28 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese Trade Union Confederation, or Rengo, on Tuesday decided to nominate Vice President Tomoko Yoshino, 55, as its new president.

The decision was made at a meeting of Rengo's executive nomination committee, composed of representatives from labor union industrial federations that are members of the largest labor group in Japan.

If elected at a regular convention Oct. 6, Yoshino will become Rengo's first female president since it was launched in 1989.

Incumbent President Rikio Kozu, 65, has expressed his intention to leave office when his current term expires in October this year after serving three successive two-year terms.

Yoshino, currently vice president of the Japanese Association of Metal, Machinery and Manufacturing Workers, or JAM, will also be Rengo's first president from the association.

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