Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike decides against run for parliament

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

With just a couple of weeks left before the October 22 parliamentary elections in Japan, competition between Prime Minister Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s Party of Hope is starting to flag. Sasakawa USA Fellow Tobias Harris comments on this trend in recent articles published by the Washington Post and the Japan Times.

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New opposition parties still lagging behind the LDP—but many voters undecided

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

With four days until the campaign for Japan’s October 22 general election officially begins, the outlook for the vote is still extremely fluid. Polls show significant numbers of undecided voters, but also suggest that Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s newly formed Party of Hope is struggling to connect with independent voters.

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