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Google Doodle celebrates the first Japanese advocate and pioneer for women’s suffrage Kita Kusunose’s 183rd birthday

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Kita Kusunose’s 183rd Birthday, one of the first Japanese advocates for women’s political rights. Kita Kusunose was a self-described “common woman” who’s presently recognized as minken baasan, “the people’s rights granny.” “It is strange that despite…