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Tokyo gets its first female governor

Yuriko Koike (right) and her supporters celebrating her win in the Tokyo governor election. Ms Koike says she will work to raise the number of day-care slots and care workers in Tokyo, where many working parents have trouble finding day care for their children.


TOKYO elected its first ever female governor on Sunday as former defence minister and environment minister Yuriko Koike beat two main rivals for the position, despite the fact that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), to which Ms Koike belongs, had