Top focus in Japan election: Will Tokyo governor run?

This combination of photos shows Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, left, speaking during a press conference in Tokyo, on Sept. 28, 2017 and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking during a press conference in Tokyo, on Sept. 25, 2017. Just days before Japan’s national election campaign kicks off on Oct. 10, 2017, all eyes are on Tokyo’s populist governor, a political go-getter and a gambler. Will she jump into the race and try to unseat Prime Minister Shinzo Abe? (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)


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