Japan's former minister Noda devotes herself to looking out for the vulnerable

Ms Seiko Noda with her son, who has disabilities. Her pet cause centres on fostering a more tolerant society that is accepting of diversity. PHOTO: SEIKO NODA/FACEBOOK
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TOKYO - Even when many were inclined to write her off, Ms Seiko Noda continued to press on.

Many pundits thought the Sept 29 Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) presidential election would be a three-horse race, but Ms Noda's tenacity finally paid off on Thursday (Sept 16) when she became the fourth and last candidate in the fray.

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