Japan's track record for shattering the glass ceiling for working women is a short one. But on Thursday, another crack was made when a female was named head coach for the first time in Japan's professional basketball league.
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The Saitama Broncos said they promoted Natalie Nakase to head coach from assistant, making the California native the first woman to head a team in Japan's professional basketball league. The 31-year-old replaces Dean Murray, who was abruptly suspended earlier this week and then fired for violating his contract. A team spokeswoman declined to comment on the specifics of the breach. http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/japa … ach-112411 well this is a step in the right direction..i wonder why some countries encourage women to excel and others treat them like property still?