Yuriko Koike

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Yuriko Koike
小池 百合子
Governor of Tokyo
Assumed office
1 August 2016
DeputyMitsuchika Tarao
Hiroshi Kajihara
Kei Takechi
Manabu Miyasaka
Preceded byYōichi Masuzoe
Minister of Defense
In office
4 July 2007 – 27 August 2007
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded byFumio Kyūma
Succeeded byMasahiko Kōmura
Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs
In office
27 September 2004 – 26 September 2006
Prime MinisterJunichirō Koizumi
Preceded byToshimitsu Motegi
Succeeded bySanae Takaichi
Minister of the Environment
In office
22 September 2003 – 26 September 2006
Prime MinisterJunichirō Koizumi
Preceded byShunichi Suzuki
Succeeded byMasatoshi Wakabayashi
Member of the House of Representatives
for Tokyo's 10th district
In office
11 September 2005 – 30 August 2009
Preceded byKōki Kobayashi
Succeeded byTakako Ebata
Personal details
Born (1952-07-15) 15 July 1952 (age 71)
Ashiya, Hyōgo, Japan
Political partyIndependent (2018–present)
WebsiteOfficial website

Yuriko Koike (born 15 July 1952) is a Japanese politician and the current governor of Tokyo.[1]

She was born and raised in Ashiya, Hyōgo Prefecture. She dropped out of University in Japan, who moved to the Middle East and studied Arabic. She graduated from Cairo University in Egypt, and she began to work an interpreter and translator of Arabic. She worked as a journalist in the 1980s and entered politics in the 1990s.

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