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Gov. Koike wants to make Tokyo great again

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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks at Roundtable Japan in Tokyo's Roppongi district on July 20.

TOKYO -- Fresh from an overwhelming victory in the Tokyo assembly election, where she thrashed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike was in peak form. Speaking to a gathering of intellectuals on Thursday, she assured them that her party's name -- Tomin First no Kai, or "the party that puts Tokyo citizens first" -- had nothing to do with President Donald Trump despite sounding a lot like the bombastic U.S. leader's campaign promise. 

"I just want to make Tokyo great again," she added wryly.

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