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Yuriko Koike Candidate for Japan's Top Spot

 - Sep 9, 2008
References: reuters
She’s no Sarah Palin (yet) but Yuriko Koike may become even more powerful than the Alaskan governor if she is successful in becoming the Prime Minister of Japan.

She won’t get the headlines like Sarah Palin, but the former defense minister is formidable in her own right.

Like Sarah Palin, Yuriko Koike got her start in television news. She is fluent in English and Arabic and promises to tackle women’s and environmental issues. She won’t get the U.S. media attention of Sarah Palin, but her candidacy is just as trend-shaking.