2010 Mizuho Fukushima
8 images Created 18 Mar 2012
Mizuho Fukushima, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Japan (SDP), campaigning in support of candidates in a local election in Machida, Tokyo, Japan. Sunday, February 14th 2010. Fukushima San has been leader of the SDP since 2003 and held cabinet posts as the minister of consumer and social affairs, food safety and gender equality when the SDP was a junior partner in the DPJ (Democratic Party of Japan) led government under Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama September 2009 to May 2010) before being fired over the issue of U.S. bases in Okinawa and subsequently withdrawing her SDP party from the coalition, She is also a vocal anti-nuclear proponent.