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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Koike Yuriko Shakes Up October Election Prospects with Party of Hope

Author: Editorial Board

Categories: In-Depth with

On September 28, Prime Minister Abe Shinzō dissolved the Diet and announced a snap general election to be held on October 22. The sudden appearance of Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko’s new party, Kibō no Tō, or the Party of Hope, has established an entirely new chessboard, with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s pieces arrayed across from the newcomer’s.

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After the Tokyo Election: The Return of Political Instability?

Date: July 13, 2017

The lunch discussion “After the Tokyo Election: The Return of Political Instability?” focused on the implications of the July 2 Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly elections and poor approval ratings for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s leadership in the Liberal Democratic Party.

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