Yuriko Koike

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(politician)
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Born15 July 1952
Japan
NationalityJapanese
Alma materCairo University
ReligionConservative
Member ofWEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1993
PartyIndependent
Governor of Tokyo, former minister. WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow 1993.

Employment.png Tokyo/Governor

In office
1 August 2016 - Present

Employment.png Japan/Minister of Defence

In office
4 July 2007 - 27 August 2007

Employment.png Japan/Minister of the Environment

In office
22 September 2003 - 26 September 2006

Employment.png Japan/Member of Parliament

In office
11 September 2005 - 30 August 2009

Yuriko Koike is a Japanese politician. In 2017 Joji Sakurai for The New Statesman termed her "the most powerful woman in Japan".[1]

Career

She seeked out the premiership in 2008.

“I have received the enthusiastic support of my colleagues. In order to break through the deadlock facing Japanese society, I believe the country might as well have a female candidate. Hillary used the word 'glass ceiling' ... but in Japan, it isn't glass, it's an iron plate. I'm not Mrs. Thatcher, but what is needed is a strategy that advances a cause with conviction, clear policies and sympathy with the people."”
Yuriko Koike (8 September 2008)  [2] (Japan)

Became Tokyo Governor in 2016.

Lead Tokyo through COVID and the Olympics in 2021.

She reportedly has no intention for returning to national politics.[3]



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