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Tokyo gubernatorial election on July 5: Five things to know

Incumbent Koike leads the race; opposition calls for canceling Olympics

The Olympic logo is illuminated at dusk on April 4 in Tokyo's waterfront Odaiba district.    © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Tokyoites will choose their governor on July 5 as the capital faces two major tasks -- keeping the coronavirus under control and making the Olympic Games a success next year.

The 67-year-old incumbent, Yuriko Koike, will be running for reelection. A win for her would be a de facto vote of confidence in her performance in the last four years.

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