Yuriko Koike

Japanese politician

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Yuriko Koike: Japanese politician
Yuriko Koike is a Japanese politician who currently serves as the Governor of Tokyo. She graduated from Cairo University as the top student in 1976 and was a member of the House of Representatives of Japan from 1993 to 2016, and was previously the Minister of Defense in the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, but resigned in August 2007 after only 54 days in office. On 31 July 2016, Koike was elected Governor of Tokyo, the city's first female Governor. Koike was re-elected Governor of Tokyo on 5 July 2020 in a landslide, winning 59.7% of the vote.


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Tokyo sees biggest daily jump in infections as coronavirus emergency begins

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As Japan coronavirus cases rise, Tokyo nudges PM Abe to declare state of emergency

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Tokyo governor asks residents to stay away from bars to slow coronavirus spread

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Tokyo governor urges residents to stay at home at weekend

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Tokyo government works with Olympics organizers to ensure safe games

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Thursday the metropolitan government was working with organizers to ensure a safe Summer Olympics amid the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak.
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