11/2/81: Fusaye Ichikawa dies

Japanese feminist and politician Fusaye Ichikawa (市川 房枝 , b. 1893) died on 11 February 1981.

She became involved with women's rights movements in Tokyo in the 1910's and in 1920 co-founded the New Women's Association (新婦人協会) together with pioneering Japanese feminist Hiratsuka Raicho.

As late as 1974, at the age of 81, Ishikawa ran in Japanese elections and earned a fourth term in the Diet. She was re-elected to the House of Councillors in 1980, with the highest number of votes from the national constituency.

Source: fembio.org, wikipedia

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