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TOKYO GOVERNOR RACE

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
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 / 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.
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 1, 2016
Former environment minister Yuriko Koike wins landslide election as Tokyo's first female governor
Former environment minister Yuriko Koike of the Liberal Democratic Party was elected Tokyo governor Sunday, winning a landslide victory to become the capital’s first female leader.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 31, 2016
Corruption a recurring theme in Tokyoites' picks for governor
The money scandals that felled Tokyo's past two governors apparently influenced Sunday's election with many voters saying they expected their new leader to stamp out graft in the capital.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 30, 2016
Candidates make final appeal on last day before Tokyo gubernatorial election
Candidates vying to become Tokyo governor took to the streets under a simmering sun Saturday to make their final appeals before Tokyoites go to the polls Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 28, 2016
Tokyo race front-runners seen as short on plans for day care, Olympics
As Tokyo residents gear up to vote in Sunday's gubernatorial election, candidates are making last-ditch bids for ballots.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 26, 2016
In Tokyo gubernatorial poll, more color than most know
What do a onetime Arabic translator, an advocate of decentralization and a former Tehran correspondent have in common?
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 22, 2016
Abe's boys club makes mockery of 'womenomics'
If Shinzo Abe cared about gender equality he would back Yuriko Koike's bid to be Tokyo's first female governor.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 21, 2016
Tokyo gubernatorial candidate Torigoe accuses weekly of libel
Shuntaro Torigoe, the opposition block candidate in the July 31 Tokyo gubernatorial election, filed a criminal complaint Thursday with Tokyo prosecutors against a weekly magazine for libel.
EDITORIALS
Jul 20, 2016
The election showdown in Tokyo
Tokyo voters have a big decision to make, and the party affiliations of the leading candidates for governor should be the least of their worries.
JAPAN
Jul 15, 2016
Online popularity of Tokyo gubernatorial candidates largely depends on when they joined the race
There is a wide disparity in the popularity of the social networking accounts of Tokyo gubernatorial election candidates, depending apparently on when each contender joined the race.

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