Tokyo governor and Party of Hope leader Yuriko Koike attends a news conference at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters on 29 September. Photo: EPA-EFE

Can Yuriko Koike shake up Japan’s politics and energise economic reforms?

William Pesek says the Tokyo governor’s election challenge to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could be a ‘Macron moment’ for Japan, as she seeks to upend the male-dominated status quo and modernise the economy

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Tokyo governor and Party of Hope leader Yuriko Koike attends a news conference at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government headquarters on 29 September. Photo: EPA-EFE
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