Yuriko Koike

Governor of Tokyo
, Japan
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Yuriko Koike is a Japanese politician who currently serves as the Governor of Tokyo. She graduated from the American University in Cairo (B.A. in Sociology) as the top student in 1976 and was a member of the House of Representatives of Japan from 1993 until 2016 when she resigned to run in the Tokyo gubernatorial election. She also previously served as the Minister of Defense in the first cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe but resigned in August 2007 after only 54 days in office.

On 31 July 2016, Koike was elected Governor of Tokyo, becoming the metropolis's first female Governor. Koike was re-elected Governor of Tokyo on 5 July 2020 in a landslide, winning 59.7% of the vote.


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Keynote 17 March 2022 Multimedia ICT, Regional Cooperation and Integration