Koike Yuriko

Governor of Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

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.

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