RENO, Nev. (July 31, 2016) — The Universal Society of Hinduism issued a released commending Japan’s capital and largest city, Tokyo, for electing its first female Governor on Sunday.
Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinhuism, said he warmly congratulated Tokyo Governor-elect Yuriko Koike on her historic election victory. Koike’s election had raised new hopes and was a significant step for gender equality, Zed said, and she should now deliver on changes she campaigned for and on the promises made.
Koike leads a metropolis of 13.6 million people with an annual budget is said to larger than the country of Sweden. The pressing challenges faced by Tokyo include taking on special interests, pursuing clean politics, presssing for equal employment opportunities for women, regaining the lost trust of Tokyoites, improving the image of Tokyo, staying out of financial trouble and making lives of Tokyoites better and shining, Zed said.
Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. It last hosted the Olympics in 1964.