Yuriko Kuike is the governor of Tokyo for the third consecutive term

Last Updated on July 9, 2024 10:23 am


Yuriko Koike has been elected as the governor of Japan’s capital Tokyo for the third time in a row. He got 29 lakh votes. This 71-year-old woman politician won the third consecutive term in the city elections on Sunday (July 7).

According to exit polls, Koike won with more than 40 percent of the vote. On the other hand, independent candidate Shinji Ishimaru came second in the polls. This young candidate was the former mayor of Akitakata, a city in Hiroshima. In addition, another female candidate, Renho Saito, who is supported by the Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ), came third.

Yuriko Koike is one of the most powerful women in Japan’s male-dominated politics. Koike, the country’s most populous city’s first female governor, secured her position for another four years. However, there are several challenges ahead. One of these is the birth rate. Tokyo’s birth rate is very low, and the new mayor will have to implement various plans to increase it.

Koike became the first mayor in 2016. She is the first female mayor of Tokyo. Then Koike won the second term in 2020.

Koek’s victory for a third term brought relief to the country’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Prime Minister Kishida and his party who were supporters of Koiki.

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