The Japan’s capital, Tokyo, made history following its election of first woman governor.
Former Defense Minister and Liberal Democratic Lawmaker Yuriko Koike was elected as Tokyo’s first woman ruler, vow to regain control of the capital’s 2020 Olympic spending.
In her interview to Agence France-Presse, the newly-elected governor pledge to its constituent that she will lead the capital city in an unprecedented way.
“I will lead Tokyo politics in an unprecedented manner, a Tokyo you have never seen,” said Koike to AFP, following her independent campaign after her Liberal Democratic party backs her rival.
With a 700,000 eclipsed votes from her closest rival, Koike won the gubernatorial post. She bested among the other 20 candidates over the post.
The election comes after former governor Yoichi Masuzoe stepped down amid the reported misuse of public funds for the latter’s personal expenses.
After her successful candidacy, Koike currently facing the dilemma of overspending of Tokyo’s preparations for the upcoming 2020 Olympics, which according to some report it possibly tripled the initial budget of $7.14 billion. She guaranteed to immediately strap the problem.