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Yuriko Koike

Yuriko Koike

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Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo, has been Japan’s defense minister, national security adviser, and a member of the National Diet.

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  1. Tokyo’s Sustainable Games
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    Tokyo’s Sustainable Games

    Oct 14, 2019 Yuriko Koike explains how the city is ensuring that the 2020 Summer Olympics serve its long-term interests.

  2. Asia’s Cities Against North Korea
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    Asia’s Cities Against North Korea

    Dec 21, 2017 Yuriko Koike calls on the region’s municipal leaders to help mitigate the threat posed by Kim Jong-un’s rogue regime.

  3. Cleaning Up the Olympics
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    Cleaning Up the Olympics

    Aug 15, 2016 Yuriko Koike promises that, on her watch, the city will prevent waste and corruption in planning the 2020 Games.

  4. The Tokyo the World Needs
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    The Tokyo the World Needs

    Jul 21, 2016 Yuriko Koike would model the world's largest city on its cosmopolitan incarnation in the early twentieth century.

  5. Brexit’s Lesson For Asia’s Democracies
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    Brexit’s Lesson For Asia’s Democracies

    Jun 29, 2016 Yuriko Koike worries that the absence of regional solidarity is becoming a security risk.

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    The Zero-COVID Revolution?

    After tens of thousands of Chinese took to the streets in cities throughout the country, China’s government has begun to loosen pandemic restrictions. But, while an exit from the controversial zero-COVID policy was long overdue, the path ahead is strewn with pitfalls, and hopes for a sustained wave of Chinese popular resistance are likely misplaced.

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    What US Leadership Can Do for Nature

    Russ Feingold shows how America can contribute to conservation despite its failure to ratify the biodiversity convention.
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    The Global Climate-Finance Challenge

    Vera Songwe, et al. show how to mobilize the funding developing countries will need to avert the worst effects of global warming.
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    All Pain and No Gain from Higher Interest Rates

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    In the name of taming inflation, central banks have deliberately set themselves on a path to cause a recession – or to worsen it if it comes anyway. Worse, today's monetary-policy tightening will leave long-lasting scars, whereas more carefully considered responses would work better and yield long-term benefits.

    explains why the current demand-focused approach to taming inflation is all wrong.
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    Ending the Austerity Pandemic

    Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins warn that governments are returning to the same failed belt-tightening policies of the past.
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    The Hard-Won Benefits of Soft Diplomacy

    Kishore Mahbubani praises Indonesia's more consultative and culturally attuned approach to international affairs.
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    China After Zero-COVID

    Qian Liu thinks the protests made it easier for officials to exit a policy that a faltering economy had made untenable.
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    China’s Zero-COVID Muddle

    Minxin Pei

    Chinese leaders’ refusal to adopt a clear stance on zero-COVID is pure politics: nobody wants to be blamed for whatever surge in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths follows a reopening. But the longer the authorities attempt to avoid responsibility and muddle through, the greater the risk to public health.

    warns that the government’s refusal to devise a comprehensive and systematic exit strategy could create the worst of two worlds.
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    FIFA’s World Cup Follies

    Ian Buruma dives into the thicket of fatuousness, hypocrisy, and greed that the tournament has become.

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