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Tokyo elects first woman governor as it prepares for its Olympics

Tokyo elects first woman governor as it prepares for its Olympics

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by August 2, 2016 Regional News

 

TOKYO (Reuters) – Voters in the Japanese capital elected their first woman governor on Sunday, after two predecessors stepped down over scandals that clouded the city’s preparations to host the 2020 summer Olympic Games.

Yuriko Koike, Japan’s first female defence minister, beat former bureaucrat and fellow member of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party Hiroya Masuda, as well as liberal journalist Shuntaro Torigoe, according to an exit poll by public broadcaster NHK. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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