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YURIKO KOIKE

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JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 15, 2021
First no Kai opts out of election amid speculation over Yuriko Koike's political ambitions
With the Tokyo governor seemingly performing a U-turn on running for the Lower House, the campaign of fledgling 'conservative centrist' party First no Kai never got off the ground.
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JAPAN
Oct 8, 2021
Twin giant pandas born in Tokyo zoo named Xiao Xiao and Lei Lei
The births on June 23 of the male panda Xiao Xiao and female panda Lei Lei marked the first time for Japan's oldest zoo to witness the birth of twin pandas.
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JAPAN / Explainer
Aug 6, 2021
Japan changed its COVID-19 hospitalization policy: Here's what you need to know
Ambiguous statements by Suga created confusion around the policy shift, with the prime minister forced to clarify the situation following a backlash.
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JAPAN
Aug 5, 2021
Tokyo to prioritize severe patients following Suga’s contentious policy shift
“The purpose of these revisions is to better utilize the limited resources we have to contain this outbreak,” Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says.
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JAPAN
Aug 5, 2021
Explosive COVID-19 surge rekindles debate over lockdowns in Japan
The idea of harsher restrictions and penalties has become a political football, with conservatives arguing constitutional revision is needed to enhance the government's powers.
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JAPAN
Jul 30, 2021
Japan's emergency expanded even as measure loses impact and support
With the latest measure, the Suga administration, well aware of the public's virus fatigue, wants to buy time to vaccinate as many people as possible to push cases downwards.
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JAPAN
Jul 26, 2021
COVID-19 spreads quietly in the shadow of the Olympics
As new cases surge to unprecedented heights, experts say the Games are drowning out public health messages telling residents Tokyo's residents to rein in their activities.
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JAPAN
Jul 25, 2021
Suga and Koike agree Olympics going 'very smoothly'
Koike called on residents of Tokyo, which is under its fourth state of emergency, to cheer on athletes at home with family and avoid going out.
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JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 20, 2021
Tokyo poll result cements Yuriko Koike's status as a political survivor
After Koike's Tomin First no Kai performed better than expected in the election, speculation has grown that she might once again migrate back to national politics.
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JAPAN
Jul 16, 2021
Tokyo's neighbors brace for fallout as cases rise in the capital
Kanagawa Prefecture — which logged 403 cases on Thursday, its highest tally since late January — is considering requesting a state of emergency, and Chiba Prefecture may do the same.
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JAPAN
Jul 16, 2021
IOC's Bach asks Suga to allow spectators if COVID-19 situation improves
According to a government official, Suga told Bach that the five organizing bodies of the Olympics and Paralympics will review policy in the event of a significant change.
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JAPAN
Jul 9, 2021
Without runners, Olympic torch relay gets off to muted start in Tokyo
Despite wet conditions and the opening ceremony being held behind closed doors, about 100 people gathered to get a glimpse of the flame.
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JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 5, 2021
Underwhelming Tokyo result offers LDP a warning for general election
Many Tokyoites are voters without party affiliation, and their vote is often a reflection of broader public sentiment.
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JAPAN
Jul 3, 2021
Tokyo Olympics' 10,000-spectator cap to be reviewed due to COVID-19 surge
With just three weeks remaining until the opening of the games, representatives of the organizers could meet as early as Thursday to discuss how best to deal with local fans
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JAPAN
Jul 2, 2021
As Tokyo heads to the polls, it's shaping up to be a race for second place
While projections and public polls vary, the LDP is expected to win anywhere from 50 to 55 metropolitan assembly seats on Sunday.
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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.
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JAPAN
Jun 28, 2021
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike to remain hospitalized over severe fatigue
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike will take a few more days away from public duties on the advice of a doctor, the city's government said Sunday.
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.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 23, 2021
Can Japan fix the gender gap in its politics?
Currently, only 10% of Diet members in the House of Representatives and around 20% in the House of Councilors are female.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
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