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YURIKO KOIKE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 22, 2021
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike hospitalized due to severe fatigue
Koike will take time off from work for at least the rest of the week, with the deputy governor filling in for her.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2021
Suga regrets having to take the flak for hosting Olympics during pandemic
The prime minister was responding to comments from an opposition lawmaker, who said Suga had been coming under attack when the host city's governor, Yuriko Koike, should be weighing in.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 27, 2021
Olympic torch relay likely to be taken off public roads in Hokkaido
Officials said the Hokkaido government plans to cancel the two-day relay on public roads in 18 municipalities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2021
Tokyo to set up mass vaccination center at former Tsukiji market site
The city plans to vaccinate officials of the Metropolitan Police Department and the Tokyo Fire Department at the center.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
May 15, 2021
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike wants you to 'Just Say No' to drinking in the streets
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike wants young people to stay home and study rather than go out drinking during the pandemic. Is she targeting the wrong crowd, though?
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 14, 2021
Online petition author urges Tokyo governor to cancel Olympics
Lawyer Kenji Utsunomiya said protecting people's lives from the coronavirus must be the top priority.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 10, 2021
Pandemic response highlights fractures in Japan's political system
Since the onset of the pandemic, the balance of power has oscillated between the central government and prefectural governors — undermining trust in the former.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2021
With Tokyo bars and restaurants closed, drinkers take to the streets
Drinkers might be savoring the opportunity to maintain a social life amid the coronavirus pandemic, but authorities have been less welcoming.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Apr 25, 2021
Behind the scramble over Japan's third coronavirus emergency
Behind the scenes, the central and local governments bickered over how best to effectively implement COVID-19 countermeasures, even as cases surged to fresh highs.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2021
Coronavirus emergency for Tokyo and Osaka region set to start Sunday
A resurgence of infections is putting pressure on the medical system with just three months until the opening of the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2021
Osaka to seek another state of emergency declaration over virus
The decision to request a declaration is expected to be formalized at a prefectural task force meeting Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Apr 12, 2021
Virus variants could propel fourth wave to new heights as Japan's cities clamp down
A significant increase in testing and genomic screening would better reveal the spread of virus variants, but experts question the country's ability and willingness to do so.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2021
New recruits mark first day at work, many joining ceremonies online
Last year many events marking the start of the new business year were canceled due to the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, but this year some have resumed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2021
Restaurant chain sues Tokyo government over restrictions on opening hours
A Tokyo-based restaurant chain operator filed a damages suit Monday against the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for ordering that business hours be reduced as a public safety measure during the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 19, 2021
Tokyo business closure orders spur confusion days before capital reopens
The decision was likely meant to send a message to noncompliant establishments and test how effective the measure would be.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 18, 2021
Impact of virus measures wane as Tokyo looks to cautiously reopen
The emergency declaration's effectiveness seems to have reached its limit as the number of new cases in the capital region stubbornly refuses to decline.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 5, 2021
Suga announces two-week extension to state of emergency in Tokyo area
The move is understood to be aimed at easing burdens on hospitals — and wrestling back prominence as a leader, in the public eye, from Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2021
Japan to lift state of emergency over COVID-19 in six prefectures from Monday
With the decision to cancel the declaration in Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Aichi, Gifu and Fukuoka starting March 1, the focus in those areas will shift to suppressing any resurgence of the virus.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 25, 2021
Only a crisis will make room for women at top of LDP, ex-minister says
While women have expressed interest in the LDP leadership, they have never marshaled the factional backing that is critical to success.
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.

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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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