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A day after leading Tomin First no Kai (Tokyoites First) to a landslide victory in the metropolitan assembly election, Gov. Yuriko Koike reaffirmed her commitment to reform but said she would resign as leader of the upstart party to focus on the job at hand.

“I would like to focus on my role as governor,” she told reporters Monday at Tomin First’s office in Shinjuku Ward.

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