| Yuriko Koike |
|Born||15 July 1952|
|Alma mater||Cairo University|
|Member of||WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1993|
Governor of Tokyo, former minister. WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow 1993.
Yuriko Koike is a Japanese politician. In 2017 Joji Sakurai for The New Statesman termed her "the most powerful woman in Japan".
She seeked out the premiership in 2008.
“I have received the enthusiastic support of my colleagues. In order to break through the deadlock facing Japanese society, I believe the country might as well have a female candidate. Hillary used the word 'glass ceiling' ... but in Japan, it isn't glass, it's an iron plate. I'm not Mrs. Thatcher, but what is needed is a strategy that advances a cause with conviction, clear policies and sympathy with the people."”
Yuriko Koike (8 September 2008)  (Japan)
Became Tokyo Governor in 2016.
Lead Tokyo through COVID and the Olympics in 2021.
She reportedly has no intention for returning to national politics.
Event Participated in
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2007||24 January 2007||28 January 2007||Switzerland|
World Economic Forum
|Only the 450 public figures listed of ~2200 participants|
- ↑ https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/observations/2017/08/who-yuriko-koike-most-powerful-woman-japan
- ↑ https://www.reuters.com/article/vcCandidateFeed1/idUSL769448120080908 Reuters
- ↑ https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/tokyo-governor-koike-no-intention-all-return-national-politics-2021-07-09/