Yuriko Koike - updates

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Olympics, virus dominate Tokyo governor vote

Jul 05, 2020 - 1:20 PM

The election comes as Tokyo fights a coronavirus spike that has seen more than 100 new cases reported in recent days

TOKYO VOTE. A man casts his vote for the Tokyo gubernatorial election behind a sheet of plastic as a precaution at a polling station in Shinjuku area in Tokyo on July 5, 2020. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Tokyo slashes Olympic 2020 costs further by $360 million

Nov 07, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Olympic planning officials make the cuts by changing construction methods and installing cheaper temporary seats in some venues

PRAISE. The Tokyo Olympic Committee will slash their projected expenses to respond to the budget concerns of future bidders. File photo by Toru Yamanaka

Abe targets North Korea after 'super-majority' vote win

Oct 23, 2017 - 9:56 AM

(UPDATED) While local media acknowledge what is described as a 'landslide' victory, many chalk up Abe's win to a weak and ineffective opposition and urges caution

NOW WITH 'SUPER-MAJORITY' Japan's Prime Minister and ruling Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe answers questions at the party headquarters in Tokyo on October 22, 2017. Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Abe cruises to 'super-majority' win in Japan vote

Oct 22, 2017 - 7:15 PM

(4th UPDATE) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling conservative coalition is on track to win more than 310 seats in the 465-seat parliament

Japan's Prime Minister and President of ruling Liberal Democratic Party Shinzo Abe gestures as he answers questions during a political debate ahead of the general elections at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on October 8, 2017. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Abe on course for landslide win in Japan vote – poll

Oct 16, 2017 - 10:34 AM

After an initial burst of support for the media-savvy Yuriko Koike, critics say the Tokyo governor has suffered by not running herself in the election, meaning voters for her party are not sure who they are electing as PM

POLITICAL LEADERS. Leaders of Japan's political parties, from L-R: head of Komeito, Natsuo Yamaguchi; ruling Liberal Democratic Party President and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; head of Party of Hope and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike; and Japanese Communist Party Chairman Kazuo Shii pose for photographers before their debate ahead of general elections at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on October 8, 2017. Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Gloves off as Japan election campaign starts

Oct 10, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces an unexpected and fierce challenge from Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike's 'Party of Hope'

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike waves to the audience during an election campaign appearance at an entrance of a train station in Tokyo on October 10, 2017. Tokyo's popular governor Yuriko Koike launched a bitter attack on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on October 10 as the gloves came off for the official start of a snap election campaign in the world's third-largest economy. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGI

Abe vows to tackle North Korea threat ahead of Japan election

Oct 08, 2017 - 9:10 PM

'We will protect our country under stable politics,' Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says in a televised debate

Japan's Prime Minister and President of ruling Liberal Democratic Party Shinzo Abe gestures as he answers questions during a political debate ahead of the general elections at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on October 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA

Japan's Abe dissolves parliament ahead of tough election battle

Sep 28, 2017 - 11:55 AM

(UPDATED) Voters in the world's third-biggest economy are expected to go to the polls on October 22, as Abe seeks a fresh popular mandate for his hardline stance on North Korea and a new tax plan

MOVING FORWARD. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) applauds as the lower house of the parliament approved the snap election in Tokyo on September 28, 2017. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Tokyo governor Koike vows break from the past with new party

Sep 27, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Popular Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike vows a break with old-school politics as she officially launches a new party she hopes will shake up the upcoming snap election in Japan

'PARTY OF HOPE' Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike (C) poses with her party members during an inauguration press conference on her new political party, 'Party of Hope', in Tokyo on September 27, 2017. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Japan's Abe triggers snap election amid North Korea crisis

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:21 PM

(UPDATED) The prime minister did not give a date for the election but it will reportedly be on October 22

In this file photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe waits for a meeting with US President Donald Trump at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly September 21, 2017 in New York City. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Japan PM Abe stung by huge loss in Tokyo assembly vote

Jul 03, 2017 - 11:38 AM

UPDATED The polls seen as a bellwether for national political sentiment come as Abe is buffeted by a series of setbacks and scandals that have driven down his popularity

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) speaks to the media upon arrival at his official residence in Tokyo on July 3, 2017. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Tokyo votes in local polls with national consequences

Jul 02, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Governor Yuriko Koike is hoping her coalition can beat the local arm of Shinzo Abe s ruling Liberal Democratic Party LDP which holds a majority in the 127 seat Tokyo assembly

CHOOSING THEIR LEADERS. Voters cast their ballots for Tokyo metropolitan assembly election at a polling station in Tokyo on July 2, 2017. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

World's biggest fish market will be moved, says Tokyo governor

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:39 PM

Plans to uproot the more than 80 year old market have been in the works for years with advocates citing the need for upgraded technology as they pointed to Tsukiji s antiquated refrigeration systems

TUNA HAUL. This file picture taken on January 5, 2017 shows fishmongers checking bluefin tuna prior to the new year's first auction at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Toxic chemicals detected at Tokyo's new fish market site

Jan 14, 2017 - 5:29 PM

The controversial project has been delayed over fears about toxic contamination which also impacted the 2020 Olympics to be hosted by the Japanese capital

TO BE REPLACED. Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market will be replaced by a new facility. Photo from Wikipedia

Japan leaders reconcile over troubled 2020 Games

Aug 04, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Tokyo s Olympic preparations have suffered high profile setbacks including soaring costs allegations of corruption and an embarrassing misstep over an allegedly plagiarized logo

Tokyo's new governor Yuriko Koike gestures as she addresses staff of the Tokyo Metropolitan government in Tokyo on August 2, 2016. Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Tokyo memilih gubernur perempuan pertamanya, ini yang kamu harus tahu

Aug 01, 2016 - 7:11 PM

Tokyo baru saja memilih gubernur perempuan pertamanya Yuriko Koike Apa saja tantangan yang akan dihadapi perempuan 64 tahun ini di tengah dunia politik Jepang yang dominan laki laki?

GUBERNUR PEREMPUAN PERTAMA. Yuriko Koike menjadi perempuan pertama yang menjabat sebagai gubernur Tokyo. Tugasnya melingkupi Olimpiade Tokyo 2020 hingga perbaikan nasib perempuan. EPA/KIYOSHI OTA

Tokyo elects Yuriko Koike as first woman governor

Jul 31, 2016 - 10:18 AM

4th UPDATE I will lead Tokyo politics in an unprecedented manner a Tokyo you have never seen promises the 64 year old Koike

epa05449921 Japan's Former Defense Minister Yuriko Koike smiles as she celebrates her victory in the Tokyo Gubernatorial Election after being elected as the governor of Tokyo, at her election campaign office in Tokyo, Japan, 31 July 2016. Tokyo residents voted in the election for the new leader of Japan's capital. Koike won the election to become the first female governor of Tokyo. EPA/KIYOSHI OTA