Ivanka Trump, middle, the daughter and advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, waves after delivering a speech at World Assembly for Women: WAW! 2017 convention in Tokyo Friday, Nov. three, 2017. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
Taylor Swift has her lady squad and now it seems so does Ivanka Trump.
Well, at the least in Japan.
When the primary daughter arrived in Japan on Thursday, she was greeted by dozens of black suit-wearing feminine bodyguards from Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department.
The all-female safety crew was deployed to guard Trump from the 1000’s of adoring followers she has within the Asian nation, nevertheless it appeared their common physique armor and riot gear was not becoming apparel to protect Ivanka.
“We opted for a extra cultivated look to go well with the event,” an officer answerable for the safety plan advised Japan’s Asahi Shimbun.
Ivanka has turn into one thing of a style and feminist icon in Japan since her father’s election to the presidency final November. In Japan, the eldest Trump daughter is seen as an aspirational determine for girls whose careers get sidelined after having youngsters.
“Women have to work more than twice as much to compete against men, but she has led her father’s business successfully while raising kids,” one girls advised The Japan Times in January.
With all the eye being lavished on Ivanka – at the least 4 tv stations in Japan live-broadcast her arrival at Tokyo’s airport – the safety crew is there for extra than simply appears to be like. During a coaching drill for the media earlier this week, the safety crew rapidly pounced on a lady who broke free from a crowd close to the Imperial Palace Gardens in central Tokyo in a mock try to deliver a gift to a sure “VIP.”
Ivanka is in Japan to talk on the World Assembly for Women convention in Tokyo prematurely of her father’s arrival Sunday.
Speaking Friday, Ivanka addressed her trademark problems with feminine entrepreneurship and girls’s financial development, whereas additionally praising Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ‘Womenomics’ agenda that goals to get extra girls within the office.
The U.S. president’s daughter additionally addressed the problem of badual harbadment of girls in Hollywood and different industries within the United States.
“All too often, our workplace culture fails to treat women with appropriate respect,” she mentioned. “This takes many types, together with harbadment, which might by no means be tolerated.”
While the insurance policies of President Trump – who left Friday on his personal journey to Asia – have made Ivanka’s style line probably the most negatively perceived manufacturers within the U.S. (a latest YouGov survey ranked it one of many backside 10 manufacturers within the U.S. by shopper notion out of 1,600 firms), there’s a a lot totally different notion of her in Japan, China and different Asian nations.
Sales of her style line have skyrocketed in Japan and China over the past 12 months and dozens of Chinese companies have filed for logos to make use of Ivanka’s identify to promote all the things from wallpaper to alcohol.
“Many people think she’s like a princess,” Lully Miura, a political scientist on the University of Tokyo, advised the Washington Post. “She’s well educated, beautiful, sophisticated and rich. And it’s very surprising to Japanese women that she can also talk about things that are important to society.”