Yuriko Koike

For Yuriko Koike's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Cleaning up the Olympics

Aug 16, 2016

Cleaning up the Olympics

Gov. Yuriko Koike is aiming for a successful Olympics that enhances — rather than derails — Tokyo's future.

May 23, 2016

Barack Obama at Hiroshima

U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima will show the world how bonds of alliance and solidarity are forged and maintained.

ASEAN's destructive elites

Mar 31, 2016

ASEAN's destructive elites

Just as India, Japan and the U.S. have been helping to shepherd Myanmar through its transition, they should take a more proactive role in saving Malaysia and Thailand from their elites' self-destructive behavior.

The ghosts of North Korea

Jan 5, 2016

The ghosts of North Korea

Will North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ever be able to act in his country's real interests, and not those of his fantasies?

Nov 3, 2015

How the TPP can transform Japan's economy

Regardless of whether or not the TPP is implemented, Japan's farmers must change their approach if they want to secure their futures rather than hope that subsidies will continue forever.