TOKYO, July 9 (Reuters) – Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, floated up to now as a possible future prime minister, advised a information convention on Friday that she had “no intention in any respect” to return to nationwide politics.
Koike, who defied the ruling Liberal Democratic Celebration (LDP) in 2016 to make a profitable bid to turn into Tokyo’s governor, was commenting on a report that LDP heavyweight Toshihiro Nikai had stated he would welcome it if she returned to parliament.
Koike was re-elected governor in a landslide final 12 months.
Reporting by Linda Sieg; Enhancing by Christopher Cushing
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