Yuriko Koike

Yuriko Koike
  • Chairperson, General Council, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan

Formerly: TV personality and Arabist; 2003-06, Minister of the Environment, Japan, promoted Cool Biz, a business style called to tackle global warming; 2006, Special Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security Affairs, 2007, Japan's first female Defence Minister. Author of books and magazine articles on Japanese politics, international affairs and career women's networking.