In Tokyo gubernatorial poll, more color than most know

National / Politics Jul 26, 2016

In Tokyo gubernatorial poll, more color than most know

by Mizuho Aoki

What do a onetime Arabic translator, an advocate of decentralization and a former Tehran correspondent have in common? They're all the leading candidates in Sunday's Tokyo gubernatorial election. Yuriko Koike, Hiroya Masuda and Shuntaro Torigoe are the front-runners in a race that features a record 21 ...

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