Tokyo has the first female governor and the hope to be a better one


She will have to find solutions for a lot of problems in the big city with 13 million population, including the plans to host the next Olympics Games. After the resignations of the city’s two previous governors, the new one will be responsible for saving Tokyo’s reputation as host for the games. As environment minister, Koike became known for promoting casual dress in Japan’s humid summers to save power by reducing the need for air conditioning. “I may have attracted interest for being a woman, but what I think most people want from me is a new kind of politics in the capital,” Koike told reporters after winning. Koike supports economic liberalism, promotes administrative and budgetary reform, and insists on further advancement of the status of women in the working world.


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