Tokyo's new governor, Yuriko Koike, says she's ready to put her pledge for sweeping change into force right away.

Citing issues that she believes have been left unaddressed too long, Koike, elected in a landslide July 31, declared in an interview Monday with The Japan Times that she will prepare an action plan requiring an overhaul of the metropolitan administration system and its agenda.

Asked what steps she will take to address the day care shortage issue that has left thousands of children on waiting lists, she responded with a question: "How do you translate it into English?"