TOKYO -- Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Wednesday took responsibility for the resounding defeat of her Party of Hope in Japan's recent general election, even while insisting that she will continue leading the new national party.
Koike met Wednesday with party lawmakers, including the roughly 50 elected to the lower house Sunday in a contest that saw Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling coalition maintain its two-thirds majority.
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