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Politician takes leave, bucks norm; Japanese debate minister's move to care for child

Jan 16, 2020 - The Boston Globe

ABSTRACT

In a move heavy with symbolism for Japan's workaholic fathers, Shinjiro Koizumi, a politician seen as a possible future prime minister, said Wednesday that he would step back from his duties.

BODY

TOKYO — In a move heavy with symbolism for Japan's workaholic fathers, Shinjiro Koizumi, a politician seen as a possible future prime minister, said Wednesday that he would step back from his duties to care for his newborn child after the birth later this mont...