Tokyo governor gets vote of confidence to tackle virus, delayed Games

Millions of voters in Tokyo handed incumbent Governor Yuriko Koike a second term on Sunday according to early results, apparently trusting her to tackle the Japanese capital’s coronavirus outbreak and deliver the delayed Olympic Games next year.The first results and exit polls showed Koike, a former defence minister who became the first woman to lead the Japanese capital four years ago, with about 60 per cent of the vote – far ahead of any of the other 21 candidates.“I’m very pleased to receive strong support from Tokyo residents and at the same time I feel great responsibility for a very impo…

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