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  • August 1, 2016
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All broadcasters and national papers led with the victory of former Defense Minister Yuriko Koike in Sunday’s Tokyo gubernatorial race, highlighting that she is the first female leader of Tokyo and the seventh female governor in Japan. The voter turnout was almost 60%, up 13.6 points from the previous election in 2014. The death of former Sumo grand champion Chiyonofuji also received front-page coverage.

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