Japan has elected Misuzu Ikeda as its first female politician to join the local assembly in the southern city of Tarumizu.
On Sunday, Ikeda hugged her supporters following the win finishing third out of the 17 candidates who vied for a position in the 15,000 population city.
During the election, history was not only written when Ikeda won the seat but the race attracted two female candidates for the first time after 20 years.
Speaking after the win, Ikeda who is a former tax officer promised to work towards a society that will make everyone feel cared for.
The Japan elections also saw six women being elected for the mayor’s job, a higher number than the initial four that were elected back in 2015.
Japan still remains a country with very few women representation in politics to date with assemblies holding less than 20% of women.