Yuriko Koike won Tokyo gubernatorial election by a wide margin, becoming the first woman to lead the metropolis and taking on the goal of setting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics up for success. Photo: EPA

Gender shift that has more women in power may lead to better governance

Yuriko Koike election as Tokyo’s first female governor continues an encouraging global trend this year: the taking by women of top roles in politics

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Yuriko Koike won Tokyo gubernatorial election by a wide margin, becoming the first woman to lead the metropolis and taking on the goal of setting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics up for success. Photo: EPA
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