Governor of Tokyo
Yuriko Koike was elected governor of Tokyo in 2016. She had previously served in the government of Japan in a variety of capacities, including minister of defence, special advisor to the prime minister on national security and minister of the environment. She was first elected to the House of Councillors in 1992, and to the House of Representatives in 1993. Governor Koike also served as chair of the General Council of the Liberal Democratic Party in 2010.