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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike announced Friday that she aims to continue her fight against the novel coronavirus and help revive the capital’s economy by seeking a second term in the gubernatorial election on July 5.

“It was about four years ago, in 2016, that I stood here and announced my bid for governor,” Koike said during a news conference at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. “I carry the same feelings now as I did that day, the urge to be part of the city’s progress toward a better future for the capital’s residents.”

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