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Renho, who will run as an independent candidate in the Tokyo gubernatorial election, speaks during a news conference in the capital on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 27, 2024
Renho to run in Tokyo gubernatorial election
The 56-year-old lawmaker from the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan will face incumbent Gov. Yuriko Koike if the latter runs as well.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike attends a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo in November 2020.
JAPAN / Politics
May 25, 2024
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike plans to seek third term
Koike, who was reelected in 2020 as an independent, could make an announcement as early as Wednesday, sources close to the matter said.
Akitakata Mayor Shinji Ishimaru speaks during a news conference in this screenshot taken from the city's YouTube channel.
JAPAN / Politics
May 16, 2024
Mayor in Hiroshima Prefecture city to run in Tokyo governor race
"I want to change Japan through changing Tokyo," said Shinji Ishimaru, mayor of the city of Akitakata in Hiroshima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 21, 2019
Ruling coalition-backed Ichita Yamamoto wins Gunma governor race
Ichita Yamamoto, a former House of Councilors member supported by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition, won a gubernatorial election in Gunma Prefecture on Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 11, 2018
Campaigning for Fukushima gubernatorial race kicks off with reconstruction in focus
Official campaigning started Thursday for the gubernatorial election in Fukushima Prefecture with a focus on the prefecture's ongoing recovery from the 2011 earthquake and nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 27, 2018
Keizo Hamada wins third term as Kagawa governor
Kagawa Gov. Keizo Hamada coasted to a third term Sunday in an uninspired election that set a record low for voter turnout.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 6, 2018
Nagano Gov. Shuichi Abe cruises to third term
Nagano Gov. Shuichi Abe was re-elected to a third term Sunday after receiving wide support from the ruling and major opposition parties.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 10, 2018
Victory of LDP-backed candidate in Niigata gubernatorial race likely to give boost to Abe and key ally
A ruling-party supported candidate wins the Niigata gubernatorial election, providing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and one of his key Liberal Democratic Party allies with a big morale boost in the midst of ongoing Diet scandals.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 24, 2018
Nuclear policy in focus as campaign begins in Niigata governor race
The Niigata governor's race kicked off Thursday with the future of the prefecture's nuclear power plants taking center stage ahead of the June 10 election. The vote is also seen as a test for how voters view the various scandals surrounding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Aug 26, 2017
Koike tests possibilities and perils of populism in Japan
Abe occupies Koike's ideological comfort zone, so she needs to cannibalize his base to get any traction. It is thus imperative that she presents an alternative policy agenda to highlight their differences and tap into simmering dissatisfaction with the status quo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 23, 2017
Guam urges Japanese tourists to ignore North Korea missile threat
Guam's lieutenant governor on Wednesday urged Japanese people to visit the Pacific island despite North Korea's threat to fire missiles near the U.S. territory, saying Washington has prepared for any contingency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 17, 2016
Nuclear foe Ryuichi Yoneyama elected Niigata governor, threatening Tepco reactor restarts
An anti-nuclear candidate was elected governor of Niigata on Sunday, dealing a potential blow to Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s attempts to restart the world's biggest nuclear power station.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 8, 2016
Tokyo's new governor says she's raring to push policy agenda forward
Tokyo's new governor, Yuriko Koike, says she's ready to put her pledge for sweeping change into force right away.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 4, 2016
Sakurai's xenophobic comments ignites debate over hate speech
In the run-up to Sunday's Tokyo gubernatorial election, one candidate's xenophobic speeches have fanned the flames of an ongoing debate over hate speech.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 4, 2016
What does Koike's election mean for Japanese politics?
Yuriko Koike just won the biggest gamble of her political career.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 4, 2016
Head of LDP Tokyo branch to resign after gubernatorial defeat
Nobuteru Ishihara, head of the Liberal Democratic Party's Tokyo chapter, said Thursday that he will resign from the post, following the defeat of the candidate the ruling party backed in last Sunday's gubernatorial election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 2, 2016
On first day in office, Yuriko Koike vows to shake up Tokyo politics
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike repeats her pledge to fulfill voters' demands for real change.
EDITORIALS
Aug 1, 2016
Koike's post-election challenges
The first woman elected to serve as governor of Tokyo now faces her toughest task — putting her words into action.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 1, 2016
Savvy campaign helped Koike's election as Tokyo's first female governor
Yuriko Koike's focus must turn now to how she can get along with the metropolitan assembly.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 1, 2016
Yuriko Koike pledges reform, better day care and 'appropriate' price tag for 2020 Olympics
Yuriko Koike, chosen by Tokyo voters as their first-ever female governor, has vowed to initiate sweeping reforms of the metropolitan government and address the shortage of day care facilities.

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