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TOKYO METROPOLITAN ASSEMBLY

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2021
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike discharged from hospital after bout with exhaustion
Koike will work remotely for the time being following doctors' advice, she said in a statement.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 25, 2021
Gov. Koike's stance may boost LDP in Tokyo assembly election
Analysts are suggesting Koike may be tempted to get closer to the LDP and Komeito as speculation swirls about her possible return to national politics
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 25, 2021
Official campaigning begins for Tokyo assembly election
Major issues for the nine-day race include parties' responses to the coronavirus pandemic and how to stage the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 27, 2021
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election set for July 4
Official campaigning for the election, in which 127 seats are up for grabs, is eyed for June 25.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 20, 2020
Tokyo ward assemblyman apologizes for remarks opposing LGBT rights
Masateru Shiraishi of the ruling LDP said last month that his north Tokyo municipality would 'cease to exist' if the rights of sexual minorities were protected by law.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 6, 2020
Tokyo politician under fire after blaming LGBT community for falling birth rate
Masateru Shiraishi claimed last month that his ward in the capital would 'cease to exist' if the rights of sexual minorities are protected by law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 12, 2020
Koike’s first term as Tokyo governor: Eventful, but little to show for it
Each challenge has revealed a new facet of her political persona, and they will also serve as benchmarks against which voters examine her record.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 15, 2017
Koike's latest dramatic exit expected to damage her reputation and Kibo no To further
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's sudden announcement Tuesday that she is resigning as Kibo no To's president shocked party members and drew strong criticism from the public.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 4, 2017
Two Tomin First members quit over Yuriko Koike's leadership style
Two founding members of Tomin First no Kai (Tokyoites First), a regional party effectively led by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, plan to abandon the party on Thursday citing frustrations over the closed nature of top management, sources said.
EDITORIALS
Jul 3, 2017
LDP's historic loss in Tokyo race
Although Abe does not need to hold a general election at least through December 2018, the impact of Sunday's race should not be discounted.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 3, 2017
Why Koike matters to Abenomics
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should take the hint delivered by the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election, roll up his sleeves and reclaim the mantle of economic progress.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 2, 2017
Koike's camp clobbers Abe's LDP in historic Tokyo assembly election
Gov. Yuriko Koike's upstart Tomin First party scored a sweeping victory Sunday in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election, dethroning the Liberal Democratic Party and damaging Shinzo Abe's prospects for winning another term as prime minister.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 2, 2017
Despite vague platform, Tomin First outshining status quo in Tokyo
Many voters queried about the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election Sunday said they cast ballots for Tomin First no Kai (Tokyoites First), the upstart party led by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, because they did not want the scandal-plagued Liberal Democratic Party to take control of the legislature.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 1, 2017
Tokyo ordinance targeting 'JK' dating services takes effect
An ordinance to stop shady dating services from hiring teenagers under 18 takes force in the capital to help crack down on underage sex.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 30, 2017
Inada apologizes for and retracts LDP election plug but refuses to resign
Defense chief Tomomi Inada ducks requests to explain the public “misunderstanding” she fears her clearly worded but unethical lobbying for the LDP may have caused.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 28, 2017
Defense minister draws flak for implying SDF support of LDP candidate in Tokyo assembly poll
Defense Minister Tomomi Inada fended off calls for her resignation Wednesday after she suggested the Self-Defense Forces backed a Liberal Democratic Party candidate in the upcoming Tokyo assembly election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 25, 2017
LDP trailing Koike's Tomin First no Kai in Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly race, poll shows
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's new political party is leading the race for the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election, followed closely by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, a poll showed Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 23, 2017
Abe's LDP faces stiff challenge in Tokyo assembly election
With favoritism allegations piling up and his Cabinet's credibility crumbling, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party faces its toughest challenge in years in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 30, 2017
Tokyo Gov. Koike to become head of political group
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Tuesday she will officially take over the leadership of a political group for which she currently serves as special adviser ahead of the upcoming Tokyo assembly election on July 2.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2017
In second questioning, Ishihara denies responsibity for Tsukiji relocation plan
Former Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara repeated Monday his claim that he was not responsible for selecting the contaminated site now planned to host the famous Tsukiji fish market.

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