Tokyo Elects Its First Female Governor

July 31, 2016 3:23 PM

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Former defense minister Yuriko Koike waves at passersby during her campaign rally for the Tokyo gubernatorial election in Tokyo on Friday.

Japanese voters have elected Yuriko Koike, 64, as the capital's first female governor. She's taking the helm after her predecessor resigned following a funding scandal, amid high-pressure preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

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