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Considering a Country Made by Women, What are the Qualities of Female Leadership?

There’s a small island called Kudakajima with only 153 residents.

I tried cycling around a new hotspot.

Kudakajima is a sacred place where Amamikiyo (female), the creator of creation, descended from heaven and created the Ryukyu Kingdom.

You can’t take home a grain of sand. Not only is the person who created this island female, but so are people who manage the island. There are still some places on the island that do not allow men.

This has been inherited by the Noro System (priestess) which was created in the Ryukyu Kingdom era. There is a secret festival held every 12 years called “Isaiho” where a 30-41 year old goddess called “Nanchu” who is born by Kudakajima performs a ritual receiving power from the gods.

Unfortunately, due to a lack of successors, the ritual has not been performed since 1978. I believe the reason it wasn’t performed in 1990 was due to the attraction of tourists during the bubble. Nothing has been developed yet, but I hope that the festival returns in November of 2026.

During this pandemic, unworthy male leaders were exposed worldwide. On the other hand, female leaders have been amazing.  New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Tsai Ing-Wen, Chancellor of Germany’s Angela Merkel, and Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, are some great examples of female leadership.

On the business side, New York Times new CEO is Meredith Copto Levian (49) and Maki Akaida (40) who has been appointed as Uniqlo’s CEO,  with an innumerable success of women.

Especially now, I think businessmen should research and adopt the special qualities female leaders possess. It’s not about improving your status.

For reference:
Rather than Men, Women are Easier at Becoming “Innovative Leaders” (Japanese)