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Tokyo governor comes out swinging as Abe caught flat-footed

Yuriko Koike sets up new party as LDP alternative, eyeing snap election

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike announced a new national political party Monday.

TOKYO -- Popular Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's decision to stake out ground opposite the ruling party ahead of next month's lower house election has come as an unpleasant surprise to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who hoped to find common ground with an ideological ally.

Drawing from both sides

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