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Tokyo's governor gets a crash course in the perils of populism

Slipshod platform left Japan opposition candidates with little to run on

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike stepped down as the leader of Party of Hope after just 50 days. (Photo by Maho Obata)

TOKYO The opposition Party of Hope, launched with great fanfare by the popular Tokyo governor in September, saw its fortunes turn upside down in just 50 days.

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