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Tokyo Gets its First Female Governor, Yuriko Koike

  • Tokyo Gets its First Female Governor, Yuriko Koike

    August 1, 2016: Arabic speaking environmentalist and North Korea hawk Yuriko Koike has been elected as the first female governor of Tokyo. Koike got a million votes more than Hiroya Masuda, her nearest rival who who was supported by Liberal Democratic Party. Koike previously served as the first female defense chief, and one among three women who are presently serving as the governor of the 47 prefectures of the country.