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YURIKO KOIKE

Japan Times
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Sep 17, 2016
There must be a sense of deja vu in Osaka after Yuriko Koike's election
Wasteful bureaucratic spending. Local politicians who smell money as they make Olympics-related plans. An assembly dominated by a clique of good ol' boys in the Liberal Democratic Party who run local government as their fiefdom. All challenged by a hawkish outsider of a governor who is media-savvy and...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 16, 2016
Officials give first look at Toyosu market flooding problem in bid for transparency
Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials on Friday played down flooding beneath a proposed flagship food market in Toyosu as the result of heavy rain that will be pumped out or will seep away.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 9, 2016
Tokyo governor announces plan to increase child care slots
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Friday announced a plan to boost capacity at day care centers for children in Tokyo to 17,000 as part of efforts to ease the country's chronic shortage of such spots at care facilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 31, 2016
Smelling something fishy, Koike puts Tsukiji move on ice
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike suspends Tsukiji's move to Toyosu, saying chemical contamination, ballooning costs and little disclosure are raising suspicions about the famed fish market's relocation project.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2016
Tsukiji fish market relocation facing delay by new Gov. Yuriko Koike
The famed Tsukiji fish market may not be moving to its new site in November after all.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 24, 2016
Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo after Rio Games
The Olympic flag arrived in Japan on Wednesday with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and the Japanese Olympic delegation returning from Brazil, as Tokyo looks forward to hosting the next Olympic Summer Games in 2020.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 22, 2016
Rio passes Olympic flag to Tokyo, 'Super Abe' during closing ceremony
Tokyo took center stage as Rio de Janeiro handed over the Olympic flag to the 2020 host city at a rain-lashed but joyous closing ceremony for the Rio Games on Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Aug 21, 2016
Osaka Ishin tactics strike chord with Koike but will LDP stand idly by?
Is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government about to adopt Osaka's approach to local government reform, leading to an Osaka-centric political party expanding its influence to the nation's capital?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 21, 2016
Koike, Tokyo 2020 chiefs promise not to leave 'white elephants'
New Tokyo governor, 2020 Olympic organizers vow not to saddle taxpayers with venues that cannot be reused following games.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 17, 2016
Koike can help Japan get serious about gender gap
Japan's efforts to promote gender mainstreaming have fallen short. Hopefully new Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike can give this vital concept a jump start.
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.
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 Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 4, 2016
Ties between new Olympics minister, Tokyo governor source of concern
The pair have key roles for Tokyo's preparations to host the 2020 Games, but critics have been quick to voice concern about the partnership.
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 Times
JAPAN
Aug 1, 2016
Plan for new Korean school in Tokyo threatened by Koike election
Yuriko Koike could complicate already strained Japan-South Korea ties if she follows through with her promise to kill a plan to lease a property in Shinjuku Ward for use as a Korean school.
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.

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