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Ishin Matsui welcomes Koike’s “Party of Hope”

On Sept. 26, Nippon Ishin (Japan Innovation Party) leader Ichiro Matsui acknowledged that his party shares common policies with the new national political party Kibo no To (Party of Hope) led by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike. “We welcome the fact that the Tokyo governor, who pursues the same political goals, is taking the helm,” he told reporters in Osaka. With regards to Koike concurrently serving as party leader and Tokyo governor, he noted that “there is nothing wrong with it.”

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