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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.
Officers from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police raid the Tsubasa no To office in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 13, 2024
Political party Tsubasa no To investigated over election obstruction
The group is suspected of interfering with the campaign activities of candidates in the recent by-election in Tokyo’s No. 15 district.
Natsumi Sakai, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan’s candidate and one of four female candidates running in the by-election, touts her experience as a cancer survivor and midwife as having prepared her to tackle issues that women currently face.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 25, 2024
Tokyo's Koto Ward by-election a race unlike any other
In a departure from boys' club politics, candidates including four women, a writer and an ex-martial artist are making their case for a seat in parliament.
Author Hirotada Ototake declares his candidacy for the April 28 House of Representatives by-election in the Tokyo No. 15 constituency during a news conference in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 12, 2024
LDP won't endorse author Hirotada Ototake in Tokyo by-election
The by-election for the lower chamber of parliament will be held to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of ex-LDP member Mito Kakizawa.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike in Tokyo on April 1
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 12, 2024
Tokyo Gov. Koike denies claim she falsified academic credentials
The governor denied allegations published in a monthly magazine that she drafted a fake graduation document from Cairo University.
Author Hirotada Ototake declares his candidacy for the April 28 House of Representatives by-election in the Tokyo No. 15 constituency during a news conference in Tokyo Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 8, 2024
Japanese author Ototake to run in Lower House by-election
Ototake, who was born without arms or legs, says he wants to "help people in need through the power of politics."
Toshimitsu Motegi, secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party, speaks to reporters in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 3, 2024
LDP not to field candidates in two Lower House by-elections
The ruling party will not field candidates in two of three upcoming by-elections amid headwinds the party faces over a slush fund scandal.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said that customer harassment was becoming an increasing problem for companies in the capital.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 20, 2024
Tokyo to draft ordinance to curb harassment by customers
The harassment of front-line workers by customers has become a growing trend in the capital, Gov. Yuriko Koike said.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike (left) and Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an hold talks in Taipei on Wednesday.
Feb 7, 2024
Tokyo governor and Taipei mayor agree on urban governance cooperation
China expressed strong opposition to the Tokyo governor's visit to Taipei.
A drill simulating a ballistic missile launch is held at the Higashinakano Station on the Toei Oedo Line on Jan. 15.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 30, 2024
Tokyo to create underground missile shelter in Azabu-Juban station
The move comes amid heightened geopolitical tensions, with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike highlighting the "threat of ballistic missiles."
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan Police Department's founding in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 15, 2024
Tokyo police mark 150th anniversary of founding
Founded on Jan. 15, 1874, Tokyo's MPD appointed as its first chief, who had studied European police systems and laid the foundation for Japan's modern law enforcement.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks during a Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly meeting on Monday.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 6, 2023
Tokyo aims to make high school tuition free of charge for all
For families in the capital with an annual income of less than ¥9.1 million, current financial aid essentially makes high school tuition free.
The basement of the new Anime Tokyo Station facility houses the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's archives of anime production materials.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2023
New anime facility opens in Tokyo showcasing capital's archives
Anime Tokyo Station, spanning a total area of around 1,300 square meters, aims to promote anime-based industry, culture and tourism in the capital.
Women with portable electric fans in the Yurakucho district of Tokyo on Sept. 12. In Japan, Cool Biz became especially popular with women, who tended to wear lighter clothes and often complained about the cold temperatures needed to make business suits comfortable for their male colleagues.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 24, 2023
Where did all the dark-suited Japanese businessmen go?
Under Cool Biz, salarymen and government workers don short-sleeved shirts in the summer as offices are kept above 28 degrees Celsius to save energy.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike is highly likely to run for a third term in the capital's gubernatorial election in summer 2024, according to sources familiar with the matter.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 1, 2023
Tokyo's Gov. Koike expected to run for third term in 2024 race
Koike was first elected governor of the capital in 2016, and won a landslide victory in 2020.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Feb 17, 2023
Tokyo approves plan to demolish historic Jingu Stadium despite public outcry
Jingu Stadium is one of only four stadiums where Babe Ruth played that still exists.
Japan Times
Jan 5, 2023
Families in Tokyo to get ¥5,000 monthly allowance per child
Around 1.93 million children age 18 or younger live in Tokyo as of January 2022.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2022
Tokyo’s long-term plan to become more disaster resilient
The capital is planning to upgrade its infrastructure by 2049 to be better prepared for heavy rain and flooding events.
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2022
Tokyo to require new homes be fitted with solar panels from fiscal 2025
According to the metropolitan government, major housing construction firms will be required to install solar panels on buildings with a total floor area of less than 2,000 square meters.


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