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Yuki Tatsumi Op-ed in The Diplomat on New Tokyo Governor

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On July 31, Tokyo elected its first female governor. Yuriko Koike, the former defense minister who also served as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s special advisor on national security when he was first in office between 2006-2007, scored a landslide victory, wining by more than one million votes. She took over the office from Yoichi Masuzoe, who resigned in mid-June over a spending scandal.

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