Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike is highly likely to run for a third term in the gubernatorial election in summer 2024, when her current, second four-year tenure expires, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Koike was first elected governor of the capital in 2016, defeating candidates including one backed by Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner, Komeito.

In the 2020 election, she won a landslide victory, garnering about 3.66 million votes — the second-most votes collected by a single candidate in any Tokyo gubernatorial poll after Naoki Inose, who won the 2012 Tokyo gubernatorial election with some 4.33 million votes.