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Typhoon Lashes Japanese Capital, One Dead, Power, Transport Disrupted

Typhoon Lashes Japanese Capital, One Dead, Power, Transport Disrupted

One of the strongest typhoons to hit Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital, Tokyo, on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain damaging buildings and disrupting transport. More than 160 flights were cancelled and scores of train lines were closed for hours, snarling the morning commute for millions […]

Yuriko Koike, Tokyo’s First Female Governor

Yuriko Koike, Tokyo’s First Female Governor

Tokyo has elected its first female governor, the Arabic-speaking environmentalist and North Korea hawk Yuriko Koike. Former Japanese defense minister, 64-year-old received over a million votes more than her nearest rival, Hiroya Masuda, who was backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party. New ground Koike, who previously broke glass ceilings as Japan’s […]