No 'Hope' for Japanese Companies

Snap elections pit Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) against Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike's insurgent Party of Hope on October 22.


Tokyo Bucks LDP, Elects First Woman Governor

Japan | Elected Tokyo’s first female governor, Yuriko Koike has made history in Japan. She ran as an independent in defiance of her party—the ruling Liberal Democratic Party—which supported the lesser-known Hiroya Masuda. Koike, 64 years old and a veteran politician, hopes to bring the city’s financial center back to its former glory.