Tokyo Governor Plans To Create 'cdc'

Tokyo governor plans to create 'CDC'

Reelected Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko says she will swiftly set up a Tokyo version of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide people with accurate information on coronavirus infections.

Koike spoke to reporters on Monday after she won Sunday's gubernatorial election with more than 3.66 million votes -- the second highest figure in Tokyo election history.

Governor Koike Yuriko Wins Second Term

Governor Koike Yuriko wins second term

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko has won a second term after Sunday's voting. Koike laid out what she wants to accomplish over the coming years. She said her most urgent priority is fighting the coronavirus.

She said, "Under the nationwide state of emergency declaration, we asked almost all businesses in Tokyo to close down. But these days we know more about where and how the virus has been spreading. So we don't plan to ask all businesses to close down again. Instead, we will consider another effective measure to contain the spread of infection."

Governor Koike Yuriko Projected To Win Second Term

Governor Koike Yuriko projected to win second term

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko is poised to lead the capital through another four years. Ballot-counting is still underway in Sunday's election, which was shaped by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview soon after NHK projected her victory, Koike made fighting the virus her most urgent priority.

Tokyo Governor Koike Projected Win Second Term

Tokyo Governor Koike projected win second term

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko is projected to win a second term following Sunday's vote. Koike has made an online address.

Koike said, "I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation for the support that has been given to me. This will be an important second term for me. I feel the heavy responsibility. "

Voting Underway To Select Tokyo Governor

Voting underway to select Tokyo governor

It's election day in Tokyo. Voters will decide who should govern the capital for the next four years, but this time around there are more face masks and social distancing.

The coronavirus also affected campaigning with mass rallies replaced by online vote-grabbing.

Voting Starts To Select Tokyo Governor

Voting starts to select Tokyo governor

It's election day in Tokyo. Voters will decide who should govern the capital for the next four years, but this time around there will be more face masks and social distancing.

The coronavirus also affected campaigning with mass rallies replaced by online vote-grabbing.

Tokyo Voters To Select Governor On Sunday

Tokyo voters to select governor on Sunday

People in Tokyo will head to the polls on Sunday to decide who should govern the Japanese capital for the next four years.

The election comes as the city's 14 million residents are resuming social and business activities after making major lifestyle changes to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo Governor Asks People To Avoid Nightlife Hubs

Tokyo governor asks people to avoid nightlife hubs

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko has called on people to refrain from visiting nightlife districts where coronavirus infections are on the rise.

Koike called for increased vigilance against the virus in a hastily held news conference on Thursday after the capital reported that 107 people were confirmed positive on the day. It is the first time that the number of infections has topped 100 since May 2, when 154 cases were reported under a state of emergency.

Kono Apologizes To Yamaguchi Governor

Kono apologizes to Yamaguchi governor

Japanese Defense Minister Kono Taro has apologized to the governor of Yamaguchi days after the government suspended plans to deploy a new land-based missile defense system in the western prefecture.

Yamaguchi was one of two candidate prefectures to host the US-made Aegis Ashore system. The Defense Ministry says the plan was halted due to the timing and cost of drastic modifications.

Tokyo Governor Urges People To Cut Shopping Trips

Tokyo governor urges people to cut shopping trips

The Tokyo governor has urged residents to go shopping less frequently to reduce the chances of coronavirus infections at supermarkets and shopping arcades.

Governor Koike Yuriko made the appeal at an emergency news conference on Thursday.

Aichi Governor Declares State Of Emergency

Aichi governor declares state of emergency

The governor of Aichi Prefecture in central Japan has declared a state of emergency amid a rapid increase in coronavirus infections, including untraceable cases, in the prefecture.

Omura Hideaki said at a prefectural taskforce meeting on Friday that he will take all possible measures to protect residents' lives and health.

Tokyo Governor: All Depend On Citizen's Behavior

Tokyo Governor: all depend on citizen's behavior

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko has said whether the coronavirus can be contained will depend on how people behave after a state of emergency is declared, and urged citizens to stay at home.

Koike made the comment during a press conference on Monday evening, when she called for unity among Tokyoites to overcome the difficulties.

Tokyo Governor Urges People To Stay Home

Tokyo governor urges people to stay home

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko has called on residents to refrain from non-essential, non-urgent outings, following the confirmation of 118 new cases of coronavirus infections in the prefecture.

In a comment released on Saturday, Koike added that there is sufficient capacity to treat patients this weekend, and that those with mild or no symptoms will be moved to hotels in accordance with the health ministry's instructions, as she had announced on Friday.