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ARCHIVED Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo: The City of Tokyo as a Financial and Tourist Centre

Friday 3 February 2023 / 12:30pm
Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo: The City of Tokyo as a Financial and Tourist Centre

Friday 3 February 2023
12.30 - 1.30pm

51 Lime Street
London EC3M 7DQ

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Booking deadline: 31 January 2023

We are delighted to welcome Ms Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo, to share with members of the Japan Society her vision for Tokyo’s continued development as a global city. She will focus particularly on Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s strategies for Tokyo as a world-leading international financial centre, as well as sharing its attractions as a destination for inbound tourism.  

Following initial remarks by Governor Koike, she will join Japan Society chair Bill Emmott in conversation, during which she looks forward to taking questions on a wide range of issues from a Japan Society audience.

Yuriko Koike has been Governor of Tokyo since July 2016. In July 2020, she was re-elected to a second term of office. Prior to being elected to this post, she was active in national politics. She was a member of the House of Councillors and then the House of Representatives for a total of 24 years from 1992, during which time she held major posts including Minister of the Environment, Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs (2004-2006), Special Advisor to the Prime Minister for National Security Affairs (2006-2007), Minister of Defense (2007-2010), and Director of the Committee on Budget of the House of Representatives (2011). She is the first woman to serve as the Minister of Defense in Japan and the Governor of Tokyo.

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