A day in the life of Japanese Politician in Tokyo Japan. We follow a Tokyo Politician from from morning until evening to show her workday giving insight on Japanese work culture and Japanese culture in general. We also see Japanese working hours and would it would be like to work in Japan as a politician. Specifically, we will be following a Kugikaigiiin, in English, a City Council Member in Minato-ku in Tokyo. Confusingly, the term Ku in English means ward, a subdivision of a city, yet in Tokyo all of the 23 wards, like Minato-ku, are classified as cities since they’re equally independent and governed like a city even with their own mayor. Hence it's called Minato City. There are 34 council members in Minato city, directly elected by Citizens every 4 years. City Council members, decide on matters such as budgets, ordinances & deliberate and decide on municipal policies, all the while, working closely with the Mayor. This term, 13 out of the 34 members are women, one of the highest representation of women city council members in Japan. In fact, only 10.2 % Japan’s Diet members are women, the lowest in the G20. Our city council member is Ayumi Enomoto, also a working Japanese mom with Japanese baby. She shares how she raises her baby and works at the same time. She works at Minato city hall in a typical japanese office. As a Japanese worker in a government office, you'll be able to see what this type of work in Japan would be like. Also, we visit Nagatacho area where the National Diet building and Diet members are located. Ayumi belongs to the Tokyo branch of the Democratic Party For the People. I hope you enjoy this Day in the Life of Politician and don't forget to check out my other Japan Day in the Life videos.
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