Tokyo's Turning Point: Upcoming gubernatorial election - Can Renho unseat Koike?

Tokyo gubernatorial election 2024

The Tokyo gubernatorial election on 7 July is heating up like never before.

Renho, the renowned opposition Diet member from the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP), is challenging Incumbent Governor Yuriko Koike, with her 'anti-Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)' platform and backing from the CDP and the Japanese Communist Party (JCP).

Koike, vying for her third term,  enjoys robust support from the ruling LDP-Komeito coalition and her own Tomin First no Kai party. Historically, incumbents hold a substantial edge in Tokyo's local elections, but with public discontent brewing over recent LDP scandals, Renho might shake things up. A win for Renho could send shockwaves through the Kishida administration. For an in-depth analysis and exclusive report on the election by GR Japan,  inquire via our web form here.