Michiko Fujiwara

Michiko Fujiwara (藤原 道子, Fujiwara Michiko, 26 May 1900 – 26 April 1983[1]) was a Japanese nurse and politician. She initially campaigned for her husband, the politician Kenji Yamazaki, but when he returned from the war with a new wife and child she ran against him.[citation needed] She defeated him as a candidate from the Socialist Party of Japan.[2] She would become concerned with fighting child prostitution.[3]

The then Yamazaki Michiko in 1948


  1. ^ "藤原道子". コトバンク (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun. Retrieved 9 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Anne E. Imamura (1996). Re-imaging Japanese Women. University of California Press. pp. 273–275. ISBN 978-0-520-20263-4.
  3. ^ Sarah Kovner (8 February 2012). Occupying Power: Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan. Stanford University Press. p. 134. ISBN 978-0-8047-8346-0.