Ashiya, Hyogo, Honshu , Japan
|| July 15, 1952
Sep 27, 2006 04:42am
|Info||First elected to the upper house in 1992 with the New Japan Party, Koike has since served in the lower house with the New Conservative Party and now the Liberal Democratic Party. She acted as environment minister in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Koizumi and is now Prime Minister Abe's national security advisor. She is often mentioned at the present time as the most likely woman to become Japan's first female prime minister. |
Prior to going into politics, Koike worked as an anchor for a nationwide news service.