Yuriko Koike, a former defence and environment minister, became Tokyo’s first female governor in 2016. Photo: EPA

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike poised for landslide re-election despite new surge of coronavirus cases

  • A crowded field has helped Koike, whose popularity in the capital has fuelled speculation she could one day be Japan’s first female prime minister
  • She has earned credit for her handling of the coronavirus crisis, although economic fallout and status of Olympic Games remain pressing concerns
Topic |   Japan
Yuriko Koike, a former defence and environment minister, became Tokyo’s first female governor in 2016. Photo: EPA
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