Yuriko Koike elected as first female gov of Japanese capital

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Published on: 1 Aug 2016 1:06 PM GMT
Yuriko Koike elected as first female gov of Japanese capital
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Tokyo: Yuriko Koike, former Defence Minister, has been elected as the governor of Japan’s capital. It may be mentioned that Ms Koike is the first woman leader to take over the reins of Tokyo as a governor.

Defeating her opponents with a wide margin, independent candidate Koike received over 2.9 million votes in the elections held on Sunday last.

“I will make unprecedented changes to the Japanese capital and will make it a Tokyo the people never seen before,” said the 64-year-old newly elected governor.

Other highlights:

  • One of the governor’s key challenges will be overcoming the financial issues hindering the city’s preparations to host the Olympic games of 2020.
  • Although Koike is a member of Premier Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), but the party refused to endorse her and she contested the elections as an independent.

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